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Photo by martinuk
Royal Mile, Budongo Forest Reserve, Masindi District, Uganda, July 2013
Melaniparus funereus


A striking red eye


Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda


Formerly placed in genus Parus.


There are 2 subspecies [1].

  • M. f. funereus:
  • M. f. gabela:
  • West-central Angola (Gabela escarpment)


Lowland tropical moist broadleaf forest,



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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