Scientifically referred to as the Phylloscopus laetus, the red-faced woodland warbler is among the unique bird species explored on Uganda birding safaris belonging to the Phylloscopus family.
red-faced woodland warbler is closely related to the yellow-throated
warbler along with the Laura’s woodland warbler and thrives in the
Albertine rift valley stretching to the west of Uganda, east of
Democratic Republic of Congo and west of Rwanda and Burundi. Specialist
birders on Safaris in Uganda Africa endeavour to traverse the entire range in search of this amazing bird species.
natural habitat of Red-faced woodland warbler is the highland forest in
between 1200 – 3100m more especially in the Bamboo forest but can as
well appear in secondary forest. Regarding size, it stands as a medium
sized warbler stretching to 11cm marked by a distinct reddish face while
the rest of the plumage appears greenish with an off white rump and
belly as viewed on a birding safari tour in Uganda.
red-faced woodland warbler lays two (2) – three (3) eggs in a ball nest
about 10m off the ground and care for the young is done by both
parents. The diets of this species include; insects along with other
invertebrates like beetles, bugs and spiders. The red-faced woodland
warbler undertakes hunting in pairs but can at times connect with small
Regarding conservation, the red-faced warbler is
listed as species of least concern on the red list of International
Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).