French: Apalis du Rwenzori German: Ruwenzorifeinsänger Spanish: Apalis del Rwenzori
Other common names:
F. J. Jackson
Highlands of E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
11–12 cm; male 9–13 g, female 7–12 g. A dark grey and buff apalis with grey breastband. Has slate-grey face, crown and upperparts, dark grey tail; throat... read more
Song a bleating note usually repeated 4–6 times, “bzzz bzzz bzzz bzzz” or “breer breer breer... read more
Montane forest, also secondary growth and bamboo; at 1550–3100 m.
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects and other invertebrates, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera), ants (Hymenoptera) and spiders (Araneae). Occurs in... read more
Nests mainly during rainy season, Mar–May in DRCongo, Aug–Dec in Rwanda and Dec–Apr in Uganda. Probably monogamous;... read more
Presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Locally common. Average density 2·7 birds/ha in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in... read more
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