French: Apalis à gorge rousse German: Weißbauch-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis gorjirrufo
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. sanderi
Serle, 1951 – S Benin and C & SW Nigeria (Jos Plateau and coastal forest E to R Niger).
A. r. rufogularis
(Fraser, 1843) – Black-breasted Apalis – E Nigeria E to Central African Republic, S to Gabon and Congo; also Bioko.
A. r. angolensis
(Bannerman, 1922) – Angola Apalis – NW Angola.
A. r. brauni
Stresemann, 1934 – W Angola.
A. r. nigrescens
(F. J. Jackson, 1906) – Buff-throated Apalis – DRCongo, SW South Sudan, Uganda (except SW), W Kenya, NW Tanzania and NW Zambia.
A. r. kigezi
Keith et al., 1967 – Kigezi, in SW Uganda.
12 cm; 6–11 g. A small, short-tailed forest apalis with marked regional variation in male plumage. Male nominate race has head, throat, breast and entire upperparts... read more
Male song a series of up to 30 harsh dry “chirrip” or “trreee” notes,... read more
Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome; occurs in canopy and subcanopy of tall forest. Mainly in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects and other invertebrates, including small beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), mantids (Mantodea), ants (Hymenoptera... read more
Little known. Season Dec–Feb in Cameroon, Feb–Jul in Gabon, Feb–Oct in Angola, Jul–Aug in Zambia, and Feb–Aug... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs at densities of 0·06–0·08 pairs/ha in Gabon.
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