French: Apalis de Sharpe German: Kurzschwanz-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis de Sharpe
Upper Guinea forests from Sierra Leone E to Ghana.
12 cm; 7–11 g. A dark grey canopy-dwelling apalis with marked sexual dimorphism. Male has blackish-grey head and upperparts, dark grey tail with narrow creamy-white... read more
Calls constantly, even in heat of day. Male song a series of 5–25 dry “chivi”... read more
Lowland forest, including moist forest and dry deciduous forest; also gallery forest and well-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera), mantids (Mantodea), grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera).... read more
Nesting Nov–Jun (mainly Feb–Mar), avoiding only height of rainy season in Sierra Leone. Probably monogamous; solitary,... read more
Little known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Fairly common in remnant forests in Ghana, but almost entirely confined to protected... read more
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