BIRDING IN
ODZALA

PART II - LANGO

November 2019

Located a few km from Mboko, Lango camp is built within the riverine forest bordering Lango bai, and the Lango wetland system.

The camp is comprised by a series of spaced double rooms all built on 3 to 4  meter platforms. The boardwalk connecting all rooms is excellent for birding and a number of species can be seen while simply walking through the camp. 

The bai, in front of the lodge, often has large concentration of Green Pigeon, African Grey Parrot, and visiting water birds. 

Here is a small sample of some typical birds fround around Lango.

Little Egret | Egretta garzetta

Regular on the Bai.

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Common on the bai, often with the Common Sandpiper.

Afep Pigeon | Columba unicincta

Common in all forests,  often gather in small numbers on the Bai with other birds.

Afep Pigeon | Columba unicincta

Common in most forests, a few often come down on the ground with the green pigeons.

Green Turaco | Tauraco persa

Common in forest throughout.

Red-chested Cuckoo | Cuculus solitarius 

Male calling in the trees above the camp boardwalk.

Blue-breasted Kingfisher | Halcyon malimbicus

Common throughout and often seen inside the lodge.

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia

Common throughout and often seen inside the lodge.

Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus

Common and heard all day long in all forests.

Red-rumped Tinkerbird | Pogoniulus atroflavus

Common with the former species in most forests, but usually higher up in trees. Easely seen from the lodge.

Speckled Tinkerbird | Pogoniulus scolopaceus

As common as other thinkerbirds in most forests.

Willcock’s Honeyguide | Indicator willcocksi

Rare but probably widespread in the forests.

Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus

Often heard but hard to see, like most Honeyguides.

Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus

A group was very tame and a resident of the lodge.

Swamp Palm Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura

Common in forest edges and swamp forests.

Icterine Greenbul | Phyllastrephus icterinus

Common throughout.

Slender-billed Greenbul Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Common in all forests, often high up in trees.

Western Crested-flycatcher | Trochocercus nitens

Common in the forest understory. Easy to see from the lodge, its faint whistle indicating where to look.

Black-necked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophya chalybea

Common but hard to see around the lodge.

Lowland Sooty Boubou | Laniarius leucorhynchus

A few tame individuals relatively easy to see around the lodge, they are still shy but easier than in most forests.

Green Crombec | Sylvietta virens

Common in most forests, usually low. Easy to see from the lodge deck.

Olive-green Camaroptera | Camaroptera chloronota

Singing all day long high up in trees, in most forests, but very hard to see.

Chattering Cisticola | Cisticola anonymus

Common on forest edges.

Black-capped Apalis | Apalis nigriceps

Often heard, but always high up in trees.

White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens

Common in swamp forests and river edges, in dark forest areas.

African Forest-flycatcher | Fraseria ocreata

Common in small groups throughout

Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri

A few individuals common under the camp boardwalks.

Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius

Common in most forest edges.

Blue-billed Malimbe | Malimus nitens

Singles seen in mixed bird parties or alone in the forest understory.

Western Bluebill | Spermophaga haematina

A common hidden forest floor species, hardly ever seen well.

Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor

Common in most forests.

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