Apalis Apalis flavida
Mole National Park, Ghana
The Yellow-breasted Apalis is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara but is missing from the Congo Basin and most of South Africa except the east coast. It is found in a variety of habitats from gallery forest, forest edges, woodland and scrub.
|The Apalises are slender warblers with long, graduated tails
that are normally included in the same family as Cisticolas. The Yellow-breasted Apalis has green
upperparts and white underparts with a yellow breast band. The eye is reddish brown with a thin red
eyering. There are 9 sub-species with varying amounts of green or grey on the head and some have a
black band on the breast below the yellow. This photo is of the sub-species A. f. caniceps
which has an entirely grey crown.
The song is a rhythmic chirup-chirup repeated at about 3 to 4 notes per second.
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