Birds

Pink-backed-Pelican.jpg

July 14, 2015by admin0

Habitat:

Mainly fresh water lakes, dams and rivers

 

Range;

Widely in Africa

 

In Uganda;

Around Lake Victoria

etc

Food;

Fish

 

Threats to survival;

Habitat loss

Destruction of  nesting trees

 

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


Peafowl.jpg

July 14, 2015by admin0

Habitat:

Forest, grassland, agricultural area

Range;

They don’t distribute in Africa

Around South and Southeast Asia

In Uganda;

No distribution in wild in Uganda nature. Only as livestock

Food;

Omnivorous

They feed insects, arthropod, reptile, frogs, leaf, seed and fruits, etc.

Threats to survival;

Pet trade

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


Ostrich.jpg

July 14, 2015by admin0

Local Name

Lugisu :         INYOFE

Lwo :             UDO

Lunyankole : MAYA

Lugbara :

Lutoro/Lunyoro : MAYA

Habitat:

Dryer grass land, bushes and wooden grass lands below 2000 meters above sea level

Range;

Some parts of Africa

In Uganda;

Kidepo Valley NP

Food;

They feed on roots, leaves, flowers, fruits lizards, young tortoise and insects.

Threats to survival;

Today It is farmed for feathers, skin, meat and eggs. But it is poached sometimes for them and pet trade.

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


Gray-Crowned-Crane.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Local Name

 

Lugisu :         NG’OLI

Lwo :             OWALO

Lunyankole : ENTUHA

Lugbara:       OHELLU

Lutoro/Lunyoro: ENTUUHA

Habitat:

It lives in grasslands, flooded plains, marshes and water sides.

Range;

Eastern and Southern Africa

In Uganda;

All over Uganda

Food;

Seed, tip of grass, grain, insect, and frog, etc

Threats to survival;

Loss and degradation of wetland

Hunting directly and indirectly

Threatened Level;

★★★★★

 

 

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About Them of UWEC

Some of Gray Crowned Cranes cared by UWEC cannot fly well because of injury. Therefore they walk freely on site of UWEC like free-ranged animals.


African-Gray-Parrot.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Local Name

 

Lugisu :         KASUKU

Lwo :             KASUKU

Lunyankole : KASUKU

Lugbara:       KASUKU

Lutoro/Lunyoro: KASUKU

Habitat:

Rain and riverine forests, mangroves and tropical forest

Sometime in oil palm plantation and gardens

Range;

Widely distributed across tropical Africa

In Uganda;

Kibale Forest NP

etc.

Food;

Fruits

They normally  flock on trees depending on their fruiting seasons.

Threats to survival;

Poaching for pet trade

Habitat destruction

Indiscriminate use of pesticides

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


African-Fish-Eagle.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Local Name

Lunyankole : EKIHUNGU

Lugbara:       YUKU

Lutoro/Lunyoro:

Habitat:

Around wetland, freshwater rivers and lakes.

Range;

Throughout Sub- Sahara Africa

In Uganda;

Shore of Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake George, etc.

Food;

Fish,

Threats to survival;

Wetland degradation

Water pollution

Threatened Level;

★★★★★

 

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About Them of UWEC

UWEC have both captured eagles deriving from community rescue and free ranged ones. Sometime free ranged eagles visit captured one’s cage call with them.