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Birds in Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda

Birds in nyungwe forest national parkBirds; Nyungwe forest national park is categorized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International as an “Important Bird Area” (IBA) and this implies that the park is safe haven for bird lovers.

The park is proud of 278 bird species and out of these; twenty-six (26) can be only got with the forest located along the Albertine Rift.

Among the exclusive bird species in park include the Grauer’s Rush Warbler which are only said to be found in the Albertine Rift Valley and lives in the mountain swamps of Kamiranzovou.

The Ruwenzori Turaco bird species are not easily seen elsewhere but plentiful in Nyungwe forest national park. The most charming and rare sunbirds like the endemic Purple-breasted plus Blue-headed can be easily sighted or viewed feeding in flowering trees of Nyungwe.

One of the two hornbill bird species spotted as Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, are famous in the forest for its big bill and honking call.

The common Albertine Rift Endemic bird species mainly seen in Nyungwe national park include Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea, Red-throated Alethe Alehe poliophrys, Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis ruwenzorii Stripe-breasted Tit Parus fasciiventer, Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops, and Ruwenzori Nightjar Caprimulgus ruwenzorii as well as Dusky Crimson Wing Cryptospiza jacksoni and Archer’s Robin-chat Cossypha archeri.