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These woodlands west of Lake Victoria, in south-west Uganda, eastern Rwanda and extreme north-west Tanzania (see map, p. 364), support the endemic Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies. It is locally common in dry woodland, wooded grassland, gallery forest and open country with cultivation and scattered trees at 1,200-1,550 m (Britton 1980, Fry et al. 1988). It can persist in cultivated areas, but excessive habitat clearance has caused its decline in Rwanda, although it survives in Akagera National Park (Collar and Stuart 1985).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Dry woodlands west of Lake Victoria. Downloaded from
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