AFROTROPICAL Freshwater
passerine birds

The songbirds of the African wetlands...

Family Buphaigidae

Oxpeckers, (image by Damon Ramsey)(Kazinga Channel, Uganda)

Buphagus africanus, 'Yellow-billed Oxpecker'.

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers, Chats

(Lake Mburo, Uganda)

Muscicapa aquatica, 'Swamp Flycatcher'.

Family Ploceidae, Weavers

(Bigodi, Uganda)

Ploceus superciliosus, 'Compact Weaver'.

Lake Victoria, Uganda

Euplectes axillaris, 'Fan-tailed/Red-shouldered Widowbird'. Lives in swampy areas in southern and eastern Africa.

For the page on the African freshwater wetlands


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".