French: Apalis à queue brune German: Braunschwanz-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis colipardo
Athi River, Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. flavocincta
Sharpe, 1882 – arid and semi-arid areas of SE South Sudan, S Ethiopia, NE Uganda, NE & E Kenya (S in E to Taita district) and S Somalia; possibly also NE Tanzania (Tanga region)#R.
A. f. viridiceps
Hawker, 1898 – NW Somalia and adjacent Ethiopia.
10·5–13 cm. A fairly small, slender, rather long-tailed apalis of woodland and savannas; has reddish eyes, green nape, yellow-olive upperparts, a mainly brown uppertail with... read more
Compared to formerly conspecific A. flavida, song is generally somewhat higher-pitched and... read more
Found in wide variety of bushland, woodland and scrub, including Acacia woodland, riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Diet presumably mainly small invertebrates, but not adequately described. Occurs singly, in pairs or in small family parties; sometimes... read more
Breeds May–Jun in Somalia, Apr in Ethiopia and from Mar in Kenya. Can be double-brooded. Monogamous; solitary and territorial, defends... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Few data. Generally considered to be common throughout its comparatively large range, and the species’ lack of habitat specialization... read more
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