(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Bar-throated Apalis A. thoracica) Gr. ἁπαλος hapalos soft, delicate; "Gorget Warbler ... Genus (?) Apalis ... General structure of Prinea, but the bill shorter, the plumage more compact, and the outer toe not connected to the middle as far as the first joint ... This is one of the pretty warblers of Southern Africa, discovered by Le Vaillant" (Swainson 1832) (cf. Gotch 1981, erroneously suggested Apalis might be from an African name). Var. Hapalis.