French: Apalis de Gosling German: Flussfeinsänger Spanish: Apalis de Gosling
Guruba River, Upper Uele, DRCongo
S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, NE Gabon, N Congo, DRCongo and NE Angola.
11 cm. A fairly small, grey apalis with short, mainly dark brownish-grey tail. Male has grey crown and upperparts, tinged brown except on rump, which is slightly paler grey;... read more
Song a monotonous series of 6–10 “twit” notes or faster “twit-it-it-it-it…”.
Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome; occurs in lowland forest along rivers, forest edge and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and other invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), small mantids (Mantodea), caterpillars (... read more
Probably breeds Apr–Aug in PRCongo and DRCongo; Jan–Feb in Cameroon. Territorial, probably throughout year; pair vigorously... read more
Little known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in many areas, but locally common in N PRCongo.
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