French: Apalis à calotte noire German: Kappenfeinsänger Spanish: Apalis capirotado
Aburi and Akwapim, Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. nigriceps
(Shelley, 1873) – NE Sierra Leone E to Gabon and SW Central African Republic; also Bioko.
A. n. collaris
van Someren, 1915 – E DRCongo and Uganda.
11 cm; 7–10 g. A fairly small, short-tailed forest apalis with dark cap and breastband. Male nominate race has black crown and face, strongly contrasting with white... read more
Sings constantly (even in heat of day) through year in Sierra Leone, mainly Oct–Mar in Gabon... read more
Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome; occurs in primary forest, well-grown secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and other invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and ants (Hymenoptera), and spiders (... read more
Poorly known; only one nest found, in hanging moss high in tree, nest itself not described. On basis of observations of adults with fledged... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout much of its range.
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