The Black Throated Apalis

If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the Black Throated Apalis.

In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Black Throated Apalis birds that could help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.

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Where to find the Black Throated Apalis (Apalis jacksoni)

The apalis jacksoni is an attractive bird with a bright yellow belly and black, grey and white head markings.

Black Throated Apalis birds are residents of most of the forests and riverine wood land in Uganda.

Characteristics of the Black Throated Apalis

The adult male bird has a black throat and sides to the face separated by a broad white malar stripe, a grey crown, green back.

Male Black Throated Apalis have dark grey wings with variable whitish edges to the inner secondaries (Flight feathers of a bird’s wing) bright yellow below and greenish on the flanks.

The adult female has a grey crown and throat while immature male has a greenish crown and a grayish throat.

The female bird has a yellowish throat.

In their habitat

You will commonly find the Black Throated Apalis in pairs high in the canopy of highland forests from 1200-2400 meters.

These birds have songs (A series of notes are given by a male bird to proclaim its territory) that are different from all the other apalises and they repeat the songs for long periods t’link t’link t’link t’link.

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