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Photo by martinuk
Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Kanungu District, Uganda, July 2013
Melaenornis ardesiacus


18 cm (7 in)

  • Blackish chin, lores and forehead
  • Rest of plumage dark bluish-grey
  • Paler belly and flanks


Africa: endemic to the montane forest of the Albertine Rift in south-west Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane forest, both primary and secondary; forest edges and clearings.



Their diet includes insects, including caterpillars and beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)

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