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Green-breasted Pitta display: our Uganda trip highlight!

August 5, 2011

Callan and Deirdre have just returned from an eventful trip to Uganda where a displaying Green-breasted Pitta was voted trip highlight by the participants. Other top highlights included an extended sighting of African Green Broadbill, Black Bee-eater, and a steely-eyed Shoebill at the end of a boat trip that seemed at one stage might be completely rained out. Mammal highlights were of course close encounters with Mountain Gorillas, but also the surprise encounters with chimpanzee in Kibale NP, and a dramatic lion sighting in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camaraderie of our two drivers as well as the thousands of butterflies were other highlights mentioned.

Our Uganda tour was preceded by the Birding Africa & African Bird Cub Conservation Tour to Rwanda. Have a look at the highlights and pictures here.

Green-breasted Pitta display on a Birding Africa Tour © Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com

Green-breasted Pitta aerial display on a Birding Africa Tour © Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com

African Green Broadbill seen well by all participants on a Birding Africa Tour © Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com

Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi on a Birding Africa Uganda tour © John Caddick

Lion in Queen Elizabeth National Park on a Birding Africa Uganda tour © Lyn Hunt

Euphaedra sp. butterfly on a Birding Africa Uganda tour © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Shoebill seen on a Birding Africa Tour © Callan Cohen & Deirdre Vrancken www.birdingafrica.com

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