moutain gorilla holidays PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING BY IAN WOOD

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:57

Ugandan birds

Uganda is rightly famous for its primates - close encounters with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are all but guaranteed in several parts of this fertile land. But there's so much more to Uganda. In terms of wildlife it's home to 17 other primate species along with larger mammals such as elephant, lion, leopard and hippos. A staggering 1008 different species of bird have also been recorded in an area not much bigger than the size of Britain. Add in the friendly welcoming people and the beautiful landscapes and you'll see why it's one of my favourite countries in the world. (For more info on my future Uganda mountain gorilla holidays click here.) Below is a random selection of bird photos from the last month ... just a tiny glimpse of  the hundreds of species we saw. In order of appearance they are : Grey-headed Kingfisher; Fox's Weaver (2 photos bathing); Cinnamon chested Bee-eater; Rwenzori double collared Sunbird; Malachite Kingfisher; African blue Fly-catcher; Vieilot's black Weaver and the elusive Shoebill (Click here for more photos and info about the Shoebill)

If you'd like to see a few photos of our recent mountain gorilla encounter please click here.

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