UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI GUIDE
The Red-bellied paradise flycatcher
If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the Red-bellied paradise flycatcher.
In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Red-bellied paradise flycatchers that can help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.
You will find information about:
where to find the Red-bellied paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone rufiventer)
The Red-bellied paradise flycatcher is a beautiful bird that is found in the same habitats its African counterpart.
These birds are found in the interior parts of African forests, so when visiting the Kibale National park get ready to watch out for them.
Characteristics of the Red-bellied paradise flycatcher.
The adult male bird is around 21cm and lacks the central tail.
Has a black head without the crest, bright orange-rufous under parts and an orange- rufous mantle, wing and tail with varying tail feathers.
The adult female is similar to the male but has a grey throat. Immature ones are like dull females.
Hybrids with the African paradise fly-catcher are variable but typically have a mixture of rufous and grey below.
In their habitats
You will find Red- bellied paradise flycatchers as single birds or in pairs.
You will commonly see them in the middle levels of forest interior from 700-1800m above sea level often with mixed-species flocks.
Red- bellied paradise flycatchers vocal a high pitched whistle si-si-si si-si-sisisisi.
This is a different call from the African fly-catcher.
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