|The location of Kibale National Park is indicated by the end of the red arrow.|
Confusingly it is not near the town of Kibale!
It was far too dark for my camera to provide you with a photograph of the bird; here is a lovely painting by early 20th century British artist Herbert Goodchild.
|Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi, courtesy Wikicommons.|
|Chimpanzee female in oestrus, Kibale.|
I find rainforest canopy photography difficult, but I hope the subject compensates.
She is part a large loose group of 130 chimps, habituated to visitors,
both researchers and fee-paying tourists.
|Reclining male chimp, Kibale.|
|Primate Lodge, Kibale National Park.|
Open-air restaurant above, and my room below;
my little verandah looked across a little clearing into the rainforest.
|L'Hoest's Monkey Cercopithecus lhoesti is restricted to the eastern Congo basin. |
It is primarily terrestrial but takes to the trees when disturbed - see comment above on
my canopy photos! I've nowhere near done justice to this beautiful monkey.
|Grey-cheeked Mangabey Lophocebus albigena.This somewhat scruffy delight is found west from Uganda to Guinea, travelling in troupes to gather forest fruits.|
|Unidentified skink, Kibale.|
|Orbweb spider with katydid lunch, Kibale.|