French: Apalis à gorge marron German: Bergfeinsänger Spanish: Apalis gorjicastaño
Reichenow and Neumann
Eldama, Mau, Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. porphyrolaema
Reichenow & Neumann, 1895 – E DRCongo, W Rwanda, Burundi, E Uganda, Kenya and N Tanzania.
A. p. affinis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1906 – SW Uganda.
12 cm; male 7–11 g, female 7–10 g. A grey apalis of forest canopy, having chestnut throat and fairly long and graduated tail. Nominate race has crown and... read more
Song a distinctive, high-pitched trill, “trrreeeeeeee” or “cha-rrrreeeeeee... read more
Confined to Afrotropical highlands biome; occurs in montane forest, gallery forest and edges, and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and other small invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera), hymenopterans, flies (Diptera) and... read more
Evidence of breeding activity in Apr–Aug in DRCongo, Jul–Sept in Rwanda and Dec–Mar in Kenya. Territorial. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Average density 1·8 birds/ha in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in Uganda.
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