The White-winged Warbler
bradypterus carpalis

If you're planning a birding Safari at the end your next business trip to Africa,plan to enjoy the White-winged Warbler.

This Uganda Bird is among the papyrus endemic warblers which are streaky across the breast.

White-winged Warblers often first draw attention to themselves with their powerful songs, but remain hard to see.

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

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Where to find the White-winged Warbler in Uganda

White-winged Warblers are widespread but secretive birds in marshes and dense forest undergrowth of East Africa.

In Uganda you will often see these birds along the shores of Lake Victoria at Lutembe Bay, Mabamba Bay, Lake Nabugabo and at Mabira Forest.

You're likely to find these birds quite difficult to see.

How you will know that you've seen a White-winged Warbler

You will see a large warbler about 17cm, plain dark brown above, whitish below with bold short blackish streaks across the throat and upper breast.

She has a small white patch at the shoulder of her wing which is most obvious in display flight.

The male and female birds look alike.

The young ones have less distinct throat streaks, and are washed brownish from breast to vent.

Interesting Facts about White-winged Warblers

White-winged Warblers respond to pishing, often announcing their arrival with loud burring of their wings

Their song varies locally, but is based on a loud accelerating teek teek teek chup chup chup tut tut tt tt'woo.... whicheither rises or falls at the end.

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