French: Apalis masquée German: Maskenfeinsänger Spanish: Apalis enmascarado
Other common names:
Lowland Masked Apalis
SW & S Cameroon, NE Gabon, NW Angola, NE DRCongo, Uganda and NW Tanzania.
11 cm; 6–10 g. A small, forest apalis with reddish eyes. Male has crown and face dark slate-grey, sharply demarcated from dark olive-green nape and upperparts; flight-... read more
Male song a monotonous, dry “trrt trrt trrt trrt…”, “crreew crreew crreew…” or “tirrup tirrup... read more
Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome; occurs low down in edges of forest, gallery forest, small... read more
Food and feeding
Diet small beetles (Coleoptera), small grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera). Moves in pairs or small family parties,... read more
Breeds Mar–Jul in most of range; throughout year in Gabon. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial, defending territory... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common within its peculiarly disjunct range. Occurs at densities of 0·9 pairs/ha in Gabon.
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