Mackinnon's Fiscal
lanius mackinnoni

Planning a birding Safari at the end your next business trip to Africa...? Get ready to meet Mackinnon's Fiscal.

Mackinnon's Fiscal is a boldly patterned grey, black and white shrike of forest edge and open woodland, most common at higher altitudes especially around Buhoma in Bwindi.

In this section of the Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Mackinnon's Fiscal Birds in Uganda in order to make your Bird watching tour to Africa even more captivating.

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Where to find Mackinnon's Fiscal Bird in Uganda

You will find this African bird solitary or in pairs, quiet bird on the forest edge, woodland and lush gardens from 700-2200 meters.

During your birding safari to Uganda, you will easily find the Mackinnon's Fiscal birds in Buhoma at Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.

The bird is also found in tree holes.

How you will know that you've seen a Mackinnon's Fiscal

You will see a small bird about 20cm. The adult male is a slim narrow-tailed fiscal with grey upperparts, a white "V" across the back, and plain black wings but without a white primary patch.

The female has a chestnut flank patch.

The Immature bird is browner above with barring both above and below.

This bird is among the lanius shrikes which are mostly conspicuous birds of open habitat.

Interesting Facts about Mackinnon's Fiscal Birds

The Mackinnon's Fiscal sings a quiet and sometimes subdued but attractive warble which sounds rather like a slow Sylvia warble.

Did you know?

Mackinnon's Fiscal birds lay 2-3 eggs and both males and females can incubate the eggs.

These birds feed on grain, seeds and small insects such as spiders, centipedes and caterpillars.

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