Bird Species in Murchison Falls National Park : Murchison falls National park is home to the world’s most powerful waterfalls but also will give you the chance to watch four of the big five animals in Uganda, you will also have the opportunity to participate in chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest on your way to Murchison falls national park. When you get to the park, you will have the chance to participate in birding in Murchison Falls National Park which will give you access to a number of different bird species in the park for a memorable wildlife safari in Uganda.

1 White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata
2 Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
3 Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
4 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
5 Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis
6 Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
7 Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris
8 Western Crested Guineafowl Guttera verreauxi
9 Crested Francolin Ortygornis sephaena
10 Heuglin’s Spurfowl Pternistis icterorhynchus
11 Red-necked Spurfowl Pternistis afer
12 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
13 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
14 Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta
15 Mourning Collared-Dove Streptopelia decipiens
16 Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
17 Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola
18 Vinaceous Dove Streptopelia vinacea
19 Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis
20 Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus
21 Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer
22 Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria
23 #Namaqua Dove# Oena capensis
24 African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
25 Denham’s Bustard Neotis denhami
26 Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster
27 Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata
28 White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus
29 Ross’s Turaco Musophaga rossae
30 Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus
31 Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius
32 Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus
33 African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis
34 Black Coucal Centropus grillii
35 Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus
36 Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis
37 White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
38 Blue Malkoha Ceuthmochares aereus
39 (Pied Cuckoo) Clamator jacobinus
40 Levaillant’s Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii
41 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
42 Klaas’s Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas
43 African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
44 Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius
45 Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus
46 \Pennant-winged Nightjar\ Caprimulgus vexillarius
47 Swamp Nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis
48 /Plain Nightjar/ Caprimulgus inornatus
49 Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus
50 Slender-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus clarus
51 #Square-tailed Nightjar# Caprimulgus fossii
52 Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus
53 African Swift Apus barbatus
54 Little Swift Apus affinis
55 White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
56 African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
57 African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis
58 Black Crake Zapornia flavirostra
59 Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
60 Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
61 Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
62 /Eurasian Thick-knee/ Burhinus oedicnemus
63 Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis
64 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
65 Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
66 Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
67 Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus
68 Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
69 Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
70 Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
71 #Brown-chested Lapwing# Vanellus superciliosus
72 /Caspian Plover/ Anarhynchus asiaticus
73 Kittlitz’s Plover Anarhynchus pecuarius
74 Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
75 Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis
76 African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
77 /Eurasian Curlew/ Numenius arquata
78 /Common Snipe/ Gallinago gallinago
79 /Common Sandpiper/ Actitis hypoleucos
80 /Marsh Sandpiper/ Tringa stagnatilis
81 /Common Greenshank/ Tringa nebularia
82 /Little Stint/ Calidris minuta
83 Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis
84 /Collared Pratincole/ Glareola pratincola
85 Gray-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
86 African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris
87 /Gull-billed Tern/ Gelochelidon nilotica
88 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
89 /White-winged Tern/ Chlidonias leucopterus
90 African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
91 /Abdim’s Stork/ Ciconia abdimii
92 African Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia microscelis
93 Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
94 Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer
95 Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis
96 African Darter Anhinga rufa
97 Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus
98 Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
99 #Great White Pelican# Pelecanus onocrotalus
100 Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
101 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
102 Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
103 Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
104 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
105 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
106 Striated Heron Butorides striata
107 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
108 Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
109 Great Egret Ardea alba
110 Yellow-billed Egret Ardea brachyrhyncha
111 Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
112 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
113 Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala
114 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
115 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
116 African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
117 Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
118 Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
119 /Osprey/ Pandion haliaetus
120 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
121 African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus
122 Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
123 African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides
124 White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
125 Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos
126 Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
127 White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
128 Rueppell’s Griffon Gyps rueppelli
129 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
130 Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini
131 Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis
132 Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus
133 Banded Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinerascens
134 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
135 Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis
136 /Lesser Spotted Eagle/ Clanga pomarina
137 Wahlberg’s Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi
138 Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii
139 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
140 /Steppe Eagle/ Aquila nipalensis
141 Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus
142 Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
143 Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
144 /Grasshopper Buzzard/ Butastur rufipennis
145 /Western Marsh Harrier/ Circus aeruginosus
146 African Marsh Harrier Circus ranivorus
147 /Pallid Harrier/ Circus macrourus
148 /Montagu’s Harrier/ Circus pygargus
149 African Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
150 Shikra Accipiter badius
151 Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus
152 /Black Kite/ Milvus migrans
153 African Fish-Eagle Icthyophaga vocifer
154 /Common Buzzard/ Buteo buteo
155 Augur Buzzard Buteo augur
156 African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
157 Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus
158 Grayish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens
159 Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl Ketupa lactea
160 Pel’s Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
161 African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii
162 Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus
163 Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus
164 /Eurasian Hoopoe/ Upupa epops
165 Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus
166 Black Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus aterrimus
167 Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
168 Crowned Hornbill Lophoceros alboterminatus
169 African Gray Hornbill Lophoceros nasutus
170 Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindrica
171 Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus
172 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
173 Gray-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala
174 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis
175 Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti
176 Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima
177 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
178 Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki
179 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus
180 Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus
181 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
182 /White-throated Bee-eater/ Merops albicollis
183 /European Bee-eater/ Merops apiaster
184 /Northern Carmine Bee-eater/ Merops nubicus
185 /European Roller/ Coracias garrulus
186 Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus
187 Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus
188 Gray-throated Barbet Gymnobucco bonapartei
189 Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus
190 Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus
191 Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus
192 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus
193 Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa
194 White-headed Barbet Lybius leucocephalus
195 Black-billed Barbet Lybius guifsobalito
196 Double-toothed Barbet Pogonornis bidentatus
197 Greater Honeyguide Indicator indicator
198 Cardinal Woodpecker Dendropicos fuscescens
199 Brown-backed Woodpecker Dendropicos obsoletus
200 African Gray Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae
201 Brown-eared Woodpecker Pardipicus caroli
202 Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica
203 Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
204 Gray Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
205 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
206 /Eurasian Hobby/ Falco subbuteo
207 Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
208 Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
209 Meyer’s Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
210 White-breasted Cuckooshrike Coracina pectoralis
211 Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike Campephaga phoenicea
212 African Black-headed Oriole Oriolus larvatus
213 Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
214 Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea
215 Jameson’s Wattle-eye Platysteira jamesoni
216 Western Black-headed Batis Batis erlangeri
217 White Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus
218 Brubru Nilaus afer
219 Northern Puffback Dryoscopus gambensis
220 Marsh Tchagra Tchagra minutus
221 Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
222 Brown-crowned Tchagra Tchagra australis
223 Luehder’s Bushshrike Laniarius luehderi
224 Tropical Boubou Laniarius major
225 Black-headed Gonolek Laniarius erythrogaster
226 Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri
227 Gray-green Bushshrike Telophorus bocagei
228 Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike Telophorus sulfureopectus
229 Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor
230 Gray-headed Bushshrike Malaconotus blanchoti
231 Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
232 Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
233 African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis
234 /Red-backed Shrike/ Lanius collurio
235 /Red-tailed Shrike/ Lanius phoenicuroides
236 Gray-backed Fiscal Lanius excubitoroides
237 Northern Fiscal Lanius humeralis
238 /Woodchat Shrike/ Lanius senator
239 White-rumped Shrike Eurocephalus ruppelli
240 Piapiac Ptilostomus afer
241 Pied Crow Corvus albus
242 Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
243 Rufous-naped Lark Mirafra africana
244 Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea
245 Western Nicator Nicator chloris
246 White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
247 Northern Crombec Sylvietta brachyura
248 Red-faced Crombec Sylvietta whytii
249 Moustached Grass-Warbler Melocichla mentalis
250 Green-backed Eremomela Eremomela canescens
251 Red-winged Gray Warbler Drymocichla incana
252 White-chinned Prinia Schistolais leucopogon
253 Green-backed Camaroptera Camaroptera brachyura
254 Buff-bellied Warbler Phyllolais pulchella
255 Masked Apalis Apalis binotata
256 Yellow-breasted Apalis Apalis flavida
257 Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava
258 Red-winged Prinia Prinia erythroptera
259 Black-faced Rufous-Warbler Bathmocercus rufus
260 Gray-capped Warbler Eminia lepida
261 Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops
262 Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans
263 Whistling Cisticola Cisticola lateralis
264 Rattling Cisticola Cisticola chiniana
265 Winding Cisticola Cisticola marginatus
266 Carruthers’s Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi
267 Croaking Cisticola Cisticola natalensis
268 Siffling Cisticola Cisticola brachypterus
269 Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes
270 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
271 Wing-snapping Cisticola Cisticola ayresii
272 /Eastern Olivaceous Warbler/ Iduna pallida
273 Common Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
274 Greater Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens
275 White-winged Swamp Warbler Bradypterus carpalis
276 White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
277 Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
278 Banded Martin Neophedina cincta
279 Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
280 /Bank Swallow/ Riparia riparia
281 /Barn Swallow/ Hirundo rustica
282 Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica
283 Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
284 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
285 /Western House-Martin/ Delichon urbicum
286 Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
287 Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
288 Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
289 Slender-billed Greenbul Stelgidillas gracilirostris
290 Yellow-throated Greenbul Atimastillas flavicollis
291 Little Greenbul Eurillas virens
292 Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Eurillas latirostris
293 Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
294 /Willow Warbler/ Phylloscopus trochilus
295 Green White-eye Zosterops stuhlmanni
296 Northern Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis
297 Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus
298 Arrow-marked Babbler Turdoides jardineii
299 Dusky Babbler Turdoides tenebrosa
300 Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus
301 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
302 Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
303 Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris
304 Stuhlmann’s Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni
305 Rueppell’s Starling Lamprotornis purpuroptera
306 Splendid Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
307 Lesser Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chloropterus
308 Greater Blue-eared Starling Lamprotornis chalybaeus
309 Purple-headed Starling Lamprotornis purpureiceps
310 African Thrush Turdus pelios
311 African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
312 Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica
313 Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini
314 Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis infuscata
315 Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus
316 Gray Tit-Flycatcher Fraseria plumbeus
317 Silverbird Melaenornis semipartitus
318 Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides
319 Brown-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas hartlaubi
320 Red-backed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas leucophrys
321 White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti
322 White-browed Robin-Chat Cossypha heuglini
323 Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat Cossypha niveicapilla
324 Spotted Morning-Thrush Cichladusa guttata
325 /Whinchat/ Saxicola rubetra
326 Sooty Chat Myrmecocichla nigra
327 /Northern Wheatear/ Oenanthe oenanthe
328 /Isabelline Wheatear/ Oenanthe isabellina
329 White-fronted Black-Chat Oenanthe albifrons
330 Western Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes longuemarei
331 Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
332 Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris
333 Green-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra verticalis
334 Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis
335 Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius
336 Beautiful Sunbird Cinnyris pulchellus
337 Marico Sunbird Cinnyris mariquensis
338 Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus
339 Variable Sunbird Cinnyris venustus
340 Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus
341 Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis
342 White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
343 Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser superciliosus
344 Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
345 Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
346 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
347 Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
348 Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
349 Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
350 Holub’s Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
351 Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops
352 Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius
353 Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
354 Vieillot’s Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
355 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
356 Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
357 Golden-backed Weaver Ploceus jacksoni
358 Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor
359 Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus
360 Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
361 <Red-billed Quelea> Quelea quelea
362 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
363 Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
364 Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii
365 Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura
366 Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
367 Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
368 Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata
369 Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
370 Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
371 Gray-headed Nigrita Nigrita canicapillus
372 Gray-headed Oliveback Delacourella capistrata
373 Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula
374 Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola
375 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
376 Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
377 Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
378 Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus
379 Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
380 Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera
381 Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri
382 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
383 African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
384 Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara
385 Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta
386 Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata
387 Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
388 Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata
389 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
390 Shelley’s Rufous Sparrow Passer shelleyi
391 Northern Gray-headed Sparrow Passer griseus
392 /Western Yellow Wagtail/ Motacilla flava
393 African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
394 African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
395 Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus
396 White-rumped Seedeater Crithagra leucopygius
397 Yellow-fronted Canary Crithagra mozambicus
398 Western Citril Crithagra frontalis
399 Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex
400 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
401 Golden-breasted Bunting Emberiza flaviventris
402 Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis
Bird Species in Murchison Falls National Park
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