Purple breasted sunbird in Uganda – Purple breasted sunbird is a small sunbird with a very long tail slightly looking bronze sunbird and has a small body that has a shiny colours, purple, violet, gold copper, and green when it is in a breading plumage.
Purple breasted can be seen in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park and mount Rwenzori national parks during your birding safari in uganda, the purple breasted sunbird is mainly found in the Albertine rift valley .purple breasted sunbird can be seen at the altitude of 1450- 3000 metres above the sea level.
Purple breasted sunbird like to feed in tall flowering symphonia trees. Their voice is trt trt trt trtt….
In Uganda this sunbird can be seen in northern parts of the Bwindi forest called Buhoma gate in waterfall trail, ruhija on the main road in symphonia trees, and the trail going to Mubwindi swamp when you are doing birding in Bwindi forest. And birding in the southern part of Bwindi you can get it in Nkuringo and Rushaga gates in the days of flowering trees. Other chances can be got in Mgahinga and Rwenzori mountains national parks.
If it is not the flowering season they can wander everywhere in forests close the park when looking for nectar. It can also be seen on the way to some lodges when you are staying in ruhija Bwindi forest in the east
Purple breasted sunbird can also be seen in the Rwenzori national park as it also is seen on a high elevation areas starting from lower forests near the park gate going up wards in primary forest.
Purple breasted sunbird in Uganda – The best time of getting a purple breasted sunbird is mostly from august up to much every year when the symphonia flowers are available As a bird watcher, you need to wear nature loving clothes that cannot for birds when are tapped in the forest. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book a birding safari with a specialist bird guide.