Scientifically referred to as Cinnyris stuhlmanni, the Rwenzori double-collared sunbird is one of the unique bird species explored on Uganda birding safaris and tours belonging to the family Nectariniidae.
Noted to be among the endemic bird species of Albertine Rift, the
Rwenzori double-colored sunbird thrives in the legendary Mountains of
Rwenzori – a common site for adventure vacation safaris in Uganda Africa.
habitat of this sunbird includes tropical dry forests and sub tropical
forests. They stand as large sized bird species where the male is
marked with silky green head, upper breast and throat. Its upper tail
features a bluish colour while the under parts of the bird are dark
olive as viewed while on birding safari in Uganda.
The eyes are dark brown while the black bill is decurved and long. The
feet and legs are also black. The female features dark greyish-brown
upper sections along with blackish-brown tail.
double- colored sunbird is threatened by habitat loss but it is still
listed as species of least concern on the red list of International
Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Birders on Uganda tours can visit Rwenzori Mountains to gain chances of exploring this amazing bird species.