Red throated alethe in Uganda – Red throated alethe is specie of bird that looks like fire crested alethe but for it has a darker head and red throated alethe is also one of the Albertine rift endemics found in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. Red throated alethe like to be seen at the altitude of 1500 metres to 2400 metres above the level.
This will require birders to high experienced local site guides who are well informed about the feeding, breeding and the movement patterns of the bird.
Red throated alethe in Uganda can easy to search in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park in Buhoma area, this rare red throated alethe feeds in the all trails of Buhoma which they use for both nature walks or during gorilla tracking activities in the forest clients can keep keen look for the red throated alethe. When you are in Buhoma concentrate on the waterfall trail as it likes to come and feed along the track probably in the morning and evening this might call for birders to leave early morning and return late evening meaning one will need to go with packed lunch and enough drinking water for the day.
In wet season when the red ants are in aplenty, red throated alethe may come and feed in the self-guided trail and near the visitor’s centre.
The red throated alethe is a resident montane forest which can be seen in the forest thought the year. The adult red throated alethe looks brown at the back and greyish white berry, pink legs and dark head with a greyish supercilium and the juvenile red throated alethe looks brown with which speckled body.
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