Wildlife Guide

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A list of Uganda wildlife animals classified by family, size and eating habits. Animals are grouped into Carnivores, Primates, Herbivores, Birds (Beginner’s and Twitcher’s bird lists) and Reptiles .


Primates– Apes & Monkeys

Apes- Gorillas (Lowland and Mountain gorillas) & the common Chimpanzees

Monkeys – Baboons, Patas monkey, Blue monkey, Red tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, Vervet monkey, De Brazza’s monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red colobus monkey,

Others– Bushbabies and Pottos are both nocturnal primates



Fellines – Lions(including tree climbing lions), Leopards, Cheetahs,

Smaller cats– Caracal, African wildcat,

Canids– Jackals( Black backed jackal and golden jackal), Bat-eared fox, African hunting dog,

Others– Spotted hyena, African civet, Otters, Ratel, Genets, Mongooses,



Large antelope – Common eland, Roan antelope, Greater kudu, Hartebeest, Defassa waterbuck,

Medium size antelope – Uganda kob( national antelope), Bushbuck, Sitatunga, Lesser kudu, Grant’s gazelle, Impala, Reedbuck,

Small antelope – Duikers (Grey duiker, forest duiker, Harvey’ red duiker, Blue duiker, Black fronted duiker,Weyn’s dukier, Peter’s dukier), Bates pygmy antelope, Oribi, Klipspringer.



African elephant ( Savanna elephant and forest elephant)

Rhinoceros, African buffalo, Hippopotamus, Burchell’s zebra

Swine– Warthogs, Bush pig, Giant forest hog


Nile crocodile, Snakes ( Rock python, puff adder, Gabon viper, Mambas, Boomslang), Lizzards (Giant monitor lizzards, water lizzards, savanna lizzards, agma), Tortoises and Terrapins


Birds In Uganda


Begginers Bird List– Ostrich, Pelicans, African darter, Hamerkop, Saddle-billed stork, Marabou stork, Goliath heron, Shoebill, Flamingoes, Secretary bird, Bateleur, Long-crested eagle, African fish eagle, African emerald cuckoo, Coucals, Verreaux’s eagle, Palmnut vulture, Helmeted guinea fowl, African green pigeon, Grey crowned crane, African jacana, Great blue turaco, African grey parrot, Pied kingfisher, Giant kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Red throated bee eater, Northern carmine bee eater, Broad billed roller, Double toothed barbet, white browed robin chat, African paradise fly catcher, Silerbird, Black headed gonolek, Hoopoe, Lilac breasted roller, Broad billed roller, Piacpiac, Black winged red bishop, Pin tailed wydah, Fork tailed drongo,


Twitcher’s Bird List – African finfoot, Nahan’s francolin, Jackson’s francolin, Denhams’ bustard, Bar-taailed trogon, Chocolate backed kingfisher, African dwarf kingfisher, Long-tailed nightjar, Balck-billed turaco, White-headed turaco, African skimmer, Black-headed lapwing, Shining blue kingfisher, Black bee eater, Blue throated roller, African ped hornbill, Piping hornbill, White thighed hornbill, Grey throated barbet, Hairy breasted barbet, Yellow spotted barbet, Green breasted pitta, Red tailed bristlebill, Snowy headed robin chat, Blue shouldered robin-chat, Red headed bluebill, Grey headed negro-finch, Lagden’s bush-shrike, Papyrus gonolek, Mackinons fiscal, Tit hylia, Chestnut capped flycatcher, White winged warbler, Spotted morning thrush, Papyrus yelow barbler, Chestnut-capped flyctacher



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