The Alethe

If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the Alethe.

In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Alethe Birds that can help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.

You will find information about:

where to find the Alethe (Alethe poliocephala)

Alethe birds are medium-sized forest thrushes which are generally brown above and pale grey or white below.

These birds inhabit dense undergrowth, and on quiet trails at dawn and dusk or after rain.

All sexes are alike and are chocolate-brown above with a grey stripe from the bill-base to the nape; the throat is white and the breast and flanks are greyish-brown.

You will find Alethe birds in forest interiors from altitudes of 700-2800meters above sea level.

Characteristics of the Brown-Chested Alethe

The Brown-Chested Alethe is 15cm in height with a dark grey-brown head, dark chestnut-brown back and wings.

This bird also has a dull white stripe from the base of the bill to just behind the eye.

You will be able to see this feature if you see the bird from the front view.

The under parts and the throat is white while the breast and the flanks are greyish-brown.

In their habitats

Alethe birds are shy forest thrushes and are usually solitary only limiting themselves to dense under growth.

They are all fond of following ant-swarms and sometimes small groups forage together.

You will be able to hear series of whistles which are sometimes harsh as the Alethe birds follow the ant-swarms

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