French: Apalis à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehl-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis gorjinegro
Mount Elgon, west Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
A. j. bambuluensis
Serle, 1949 – SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon highlands.
A. j. minor
Ogilvie-Grant, 1917 – S Cameroon, N Gabon, NW Congo, SW Central African Republic and N DRCongo.
A. j. jacksoni
Sharpe, 1891 – S South Sudan, E DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and N Tanzania.
A. j. albimentalis
Meise, 1958 – N Angola.
12 cm; 6–10 g. A fairly large forest apalis with striking face pattern, bright yellow underparts and long and strongly graduated tail. Male nominate race has grey crown... read more
Song a monotonous series of rather musical “whoi” or “tru” notes, at 2–4 notes per second.... read more
Montane forest, edges of forest clearings, secondary forest and coffee forest, mainly at 1000... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and other invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), flies (... read more
Feb–Jun in DRCongo, Angola and E Africa, and Jul–Oct in SW Cameroon, at end of rains. Probably monogamous; solitary,... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs at densities of up to 0·2 pairs/ha in dryland forest on Odzala Plateau, in PRCongo, and 0·2 birds/ha in Bwindi... read more
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