Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Least Concern

Uganda Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus budongoensis)


French: Pouillot d’Ouganda German: Budongolaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero ugandés

Cryptolopha budongoensis


, 1907,

Budongo Forest, west Uganda


See P. umbrovirens. Monotypic.


Discontinuously in S Cameroon and N Equatorial Guinea, NE Gabon and NW Congo, and E DRCongo E to Uganda and W Kenya.

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 7–9 g. A small to medium-sized leaf-warbler with olive-green upperparts, prominent pale supercilium and dark eyestripe. Has long white or creamy supercilium... read more


Song a short, high-pitched series of up to 8 rising and falling notes, “su-see-su-it” or “su-see-su... read more


Dense understorey of primary forest and secondary forest. In E DRCongo occurs mostly at 900–... read more

Food and feeding

Food largely unknown; presumably small insects. Usually alone or in pairs; in non-breeding season, occasionally in mixed-species flocks.... read more


Birds in breeding condition in Mar–Jul, but known egg dates range from Aug to Dec; two broods. Nest a ball of moss, plant fibres and... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common. In Kenya, common in Kakamega but sparsely distributed elsewhere.

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Uganda Woodland-warbler (Phylloscopus budongoensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 June 2019).