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North Ugandan swamps

Country/Territory Uganda
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area is defined by the range of Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides which is confined to a small area of northern Uganda around Lake Kyoga (Hall and Moreau 1970), though there is also a record of a colony at Rhino Camp in north-west Uganda (M. Carswell in litt. 1989; see map, p. 372). It is locally common in bushed and wooded grassland in swampy areas (Britton 1980, Collar and Stuart 1985).

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Fox's Weaver (Ploceus spekeoides) NT

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
UG026 Lake Bisina Uganda
UG027 Lake Opeta Uganda

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: North Ugandan swamps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022.