French: Apalis à gorge jaune German: Gelbbrust-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis pechigualdo
Damaraland; error = Ngamiland, Botswana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. caniceps
(Cassin, 1859) – Senegambia E to W Kenya and S to N Angola (Cabinda).
A. f. abyssinica
Érard, 1974 – SW Ethiopian highlands.
A. f. pugnax
Lawson, 1968 – Kenyan highlands (where annual rainfall more than 500 mm).
A. f. golzi
(G. A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) – SE Kenya (Taita Hills) and interior Tanzania.
A. f. neglecta
(Alexander, 1899) – E Angola E to coastal Tanzania (including Pemba, Zanzibar and Mafia I) and SE Kenya, S to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and N South Africa.
A. f. flavida
(Strickland, 1853) – W & S Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana, SW Zambia and NW Zimbabwe.
A. f. florisuga
(Reichenow, 1898) – SE South Africa (C KwaZulu-Natal S to R Gamtoos).
A. f. tenerrima
Grote, 1935 – E & S Tanzania to N Zambia.
10·5–13 cm; male 6·8–9·5 g, female 5–9 g. A fairly small, slender, rather long-tailed apalis of woodland and savannas; has reddish eyes... read more
Male call a metallic, grating “krrik” or “kri-krrik” or less harsh “... read more
Wide range of habitats, from evergreen forest edge and mangroves, through variety of woodland types... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small invertebrates, including flies (Diptera), flower beetles, weevils and cetoniid beetles (Coleoptera), grasshopper nymphs (... read more
Nesting mainly during rains, Apr–Aug N of equator and mainly Oct–Feb in S, but breeds Mar, May and Sept in Malawi; some pairs... read more
Presumably mostly resident; some post-breeding movements to lower elevations suspected in parts of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common. Occurs at densities of 1·8–2·1 birds/ha in riverine woodland, 0·12–0·4 in acacia... read more
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