Kibale has 82 species of the Guinea Congo forest biome and 32 species of the Afro tropical highland biome and shares some of the rare species with the highland sites. These include the Bar-tailed Trogon and Fine-banded woodpecker, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher and Red-faced Crimson-wing; each found in two other important Bird Areas. The site also has 5 of 32 restricted range species in Uganda, and 5 of the 12 Ugandan species of the Lake Victoria biome.