Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Black-capped Apalis (Apalis nigriceps) - HBW 11, p. 474

French: Apalis à calotte noire German: Kappenfeinsänger Spanish: Apalis Capirotado

Taxonomy: Dryodromas nigriceps Shelley, 1873, Aburi and Akwapim, Ghana.
Has been suggested that this species belongs in the sylviid genus Eremomela, but it shows affinities also to A. jacksoni. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigriceps (Shelley, 1873) - NE Sierra Leone E to Gabon and SW Central African Republic; also Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • collaris van Someren, 1915 - E DRCongo and Uganda.

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