The book I am looking for does not exist. If it did, it would be called “A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Sudan”. It’s not really surprising, a country with a civil war for most of the last 50 years is not the place to do bird counts or construct range maps.
When I knew I was leaving for the Sudan, I went to ‘Open Air’ bookstore in Toronto to look for a bird book. I found several large tomes: “The Birds of Africa”, “The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi” and “Birds of Africa South of the Sahara”. I looked for birding books on my R and R as well, but found the same array of choices.
So I am still without a bird book.
I have been watching this little green bird for three months. There are many in our compound. They are gregarious birds that nest in the ground and sit out on branches to feed. They will fly out to catch an insect then return to the same branch, similar to the flycatchers.