UGANDA BIRD GUIDES
The Papyrus Yellow Warbler
a.k.a
Chloropeta gracilirostris

Planning a birding Safari at the end your next business trip to Africa...? Get ready to meet the Papyrus Yellow Warbler.

The Papyrus Yellow Warbler is a large yellow warbler restricted exclusively to papyrus swamps, very scarce in southwestern Uganda.

This African bird is part the group of warblers formerly known as flycatcher-warblers. They often skulk in thick vegetation, but also perch prominently and hawk flycatcher-like after insects.

In this section of the Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Papyrus Yellow Warblers in Uganda in order to make your Bird watching tour to Africa even more fascinating.

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Where to find the Papyrus Yellow Warbler in Uganda

On the African continent the Papyrus Yellow Warbler is a uncommon resident of dense papyrus beds from 900-2050 meters.

In Uganda, you're likely to find this bird in Kibaale Forest.



How you will know that you've seen a Papyrus Yellow Warbler

The Papyrus Yellow Warbler is very similar to the Mountain Yellow Warbler, about 14cm , but the mantle, wings and tail are tawny-brown, and the yellow underparts are tinged tawny on the flanks and vent.

The immature birds are washed tawny below.

You will not easily differenciate the sexes because they look alike.



Interesting Facts about Papyrus Yellow Warblers

The Papyrus Yellow Warbler sings infrequently, but when she sings she makes varied chips and churrs that recall a startling more than a warbler.



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