Rwenzori Batis in Uganda – Albertine Rift Endemics
Rwenzori Batis in Uganda – Please note birding in Uganda requires a specialist birding guide please contact Great adventure safaris for travel information about Uganda.
Rwenzori Batis is a bird species that is seen in the montane forest in the Great Rift Valley in the mountains of the moon. Rwenzori Batis can be spotted in an altitude of 1450 metres to 3400 metres above sea level.
Rwenzori Batis looks black and white in colour, small in size as the upper parts are blackish and the wings are black with a strip within the wing and white spot eye lore, the under parts are white and has a black band on the breast. Sometimes birdwatchers can confuse it with a chin spot Batis as they are of the same size and share the same habitat in the forest when not seen well with good binoculars.
Bird watchers are required to go in the forest to search for the Rwenzori Batis with good binoculars, enough drinking water, packed lunch, good hiking shoes, rain jacket and insect repellent. Rwenzori Batis can be searched in the middle levels, vines, tree branches, and in the leaves of a good montane forest.
Rwenzori Batis in Uganda can be seen in the Northern part of the forest in the water fall trail, River Ivi trail and in Echuya forest reserve at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level and when taped by bird watchers can be easy to spot as it comes and parch in the open branches of the trees where bird watchers are standing.
Best time for birding in Uganda.
Birding in Uganda is active all year round but breeding season is usually from June to early October and the rainy season is usually tough due to the high rain falls in south western uganda in the areas of Bwindi impenetrable national park, Rwenzori national park, Kibale forest national park and Semuliki national park.