Located in the heart of a 27 000 hectare forestry concession of lowland forest and open woodland within Central Mozambique, Catapu is perhaps one of the most popular birding destinations in Mozambique.
Dense lowland forest that is home to an incredible diversity of immense trees provides extremely exciting birding with specials such as the African pitta, east coast akalat and white-chested alethe being found here. Bird parties moving through the forest often contain chestnut-fronted helmet-shrike, plain-backed sunbird, violet-backed sunbird, Livingstone’s flycatcher, tiny greenbul, slender greenbul, Woodwards batis and black-headed apalis. In the open woodland areas en-route to the forest, silvery-cheeked hornbills and grey-headed parrots may be seen and heard and flying overhead. Raptors are also well represented with the southern-banded snake-eagle being the most sought after species to view.
1 of 7. African paradise Flycatcher
2 of 7. Catapu forest at dawn
3 of 7. Wild dogs still occur together with other wildlife within the lowland forests of Catapu
4 of 7. White-crested Helmet-Shrike
5 of 7. Red Duiker in an opening of the forest
6 of 7. Blue-mantled Crested-Flycatcher
7 of 7. Livingstone's Flycatcher