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Bigodi Swamp, Uganda (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bigodi Swamp, Uganda

Map of Bigodi Swamp, Uganda

Unidentified Female Sunbird
Black Bee-eater (Merops gularis) Gray-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) Ugandan Red Colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) Hairy-breasted Barbet (Tricholaema hirsuta) Black and White Colobus Monkey (Colobus guereza) Olive-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris chloropygius)
Uganda Blue-headed Tree Agama (Acanthosaurus ugandaensis) Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) - Male Lhoests monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti) Brown-eared Woodpecker (Campethera caroli) Honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon indicator)
Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) African Blue-Flycatcher (Elminia longicauda) Ashy Flycatcher (Fraseria caerulescens) Black-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis) African Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) - Female Purple-banded Sunbird (Cinnyris bifasciatus)
African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) African Pipit (Anthus cinnamomeus) Green Crombec (Sylvietta virens) African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus) Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) White-breasted Nigrita (Nigrita fusconotus)
Eastern Plantain-eater (Crinifer zonurus) African Green-Pigeon (Treron calvus) Black-crowned Waxbill (Estrilda nonnula) Chestnut Wattle-eye (Platysteira castanea) Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)

Bigombe Swamp is a remnant patch of forest just south of Kibale National Park. It is known for its birds and monkeys. The forest patch is not large, and you are not able to go into the forest, but you can walk around the perimeter with a guide. This spot was very good for birding, but at this point in the trip, I was only counting new species, so the list is incomplete.


Africa: Eastern and Southern

3/15/2003: This was a pleasant morning stroll around the swamp. Weather, hot and humid. The list is incomplete as I was only counting new species at this point.

Previous Visit (Kibale National Park: 3/13/2003)
Next Visit (Mgahinga National Park: 3/17/2003)

Uganda and stops between




Previous Visit (Queen Elizabeth II National Park: 1/9/2017)
Next Visit (Kibale National Park: 1/10/2017)

Species Recorded (90)

Birds ( 84 )

Old World Flycatchers and Chats ( Muscicapidae )
Dusky-blue Flycatcher - Bradornis comitatus
Ashy Flycatcher - Fraseria caerulescens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Striated Heron - Butorides striata

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Hadada Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
African Openbill - Anastomus lamelligerus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Long-crested Eagle - Lophaetus occipitalis
African Harrier-Hawk - Polyboroides typus

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Gray Crowned-Crane - Balearica regulorum

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata
African Green-Pigeon - Treron calvus
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove - Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove - Turtur tympanistria

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Gray Parrot - Psittacus erithacus

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
Great Blue Turaco - Corythaeola cristata
Eastern Plantain-eater - Crinifer zonurus
Ross's Turaco - Musophaga rossae

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Klaas's Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx klaas
Levaillant's Cuckoo - Clamator levaillantii

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Alpine Swift - Apus melba

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Scarlet-chested Sunbird - Chalcomitra senegalensis
Purple-banded Sunbird - Cinnyris bifasciatus
Olive-bellied Sunbird - Cinnyris chloropygius
Blue-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra alinae
Green-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra verticalis
Collared Sunbird - Hedydipna collaris

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Shining-blue Kingfisher - Alcedo quadribrachys
Woodland Kingfisher - Halcyon senegalensis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
White-throated Bee-eater - Merops albicollis
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
Black Bee-eater - Merops gularis
Little Bee-eater - Merops pusillus

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Hairy-breasted Barbet - Tricholaema hirsuta

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Brown-eared Woodpecker - Campethera caroli

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone viridis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Lesser Striped-Swallow - Cecropis abyssinica
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Honeyguide Greenbul - Baeopogon indicator
Joyful Greenbul - Chlorocichla laetissima
Little Greenbul - Eurillas virens
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus
Slender-billed Greenbul - Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Gray Apalis - Apalis cinerea
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura
Red-faced Cisticola - Cisticola erythrops
White-chinned Prinia - Schistolais leucopogon

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Green White-eye - Zosterops stuhlmanni

Shrike-flycatchers ( Platysteiridae )
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher - Bias musicus
Chestnut Wattle-eye - Platysteira castanea
Brown-throated Wattle-eye - Platysteira cyanea

Blue-flycatcher ( Stenostiridae )
African Blue Flycatcher - Elminia longicauda

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Crow - Corvus albus

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Gray-green Bushshrike - Telophorus bocagei

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Iduna pallida
Green Crombec - Sylvietta virens

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat - Cossypha niveicapilla
Dusky-brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa adusta
Cassin's Flycatcher - Muscicapa cassini
Sooty Chat - Myrmecocichla nigra
Abyssinian Thrush - Turdus abyssinicus
African Thrush - Turdus pelios

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
African Pipit - Anthus cinnamomeus
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Splendid Starling - Lamprotornis splendidus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Grosbeak Weaver - Amblyospiza albifrons
Black-crowned Waxbill - Estrilda nonnula
African Firefinch - Lagonosticta rubricata
Red-billed Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala
Red-headed Malimbe - Malimbus rubricollis
Gray-headed Nigrita - Nigrita canicapillus
White-breasted Nigrita - Nigrita fusconotus
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus
Village Weaver - Ploceus cucullatus
Black-headed Weaver - Ploceus melanocephalus
Vieillot's Weaver - Ploceus nigerrimus
Black-necked Weaver - Ploceus nigricollis
Spectacled Weaver - Ploceus ocularis
Black-and-white Mannikin - Spermestes bicolor
Bronze Mannikin - Spermestes cucullata
Red-headed Bluebill - Spermophaga ruficapilla




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