Black-collared Apalis (Apalis pulchra) - HBW 11, p. 480
French: Apalis à col noir
Spanish: Apalis Cuellinegro
Taxonomy: Apalis pulchra Sharpe, 1891, Mount Elgon, Kenya.
Forms a superspecies with A. ruwenzorii and sometimes treated as conspecific; the two may be better placed together in a separate genus. Present species often considered closely related to A. thoracica, but differs in having ten (not twelve) rectrices and is genetically quite distinct. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pulchra Sharpe, 1891 - SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon highlands, NE DRCongo, S Sudan, SE Uganda and SW Kenya.
- murphyi Chapin, 1932 - Marungu Mts, in SE DRCongo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya (ssp pulchra)
Nik Borrow 14 November 2011 7 weeks ago 4.5
Perched on a branch.
Locality Kakamega Forest, Kenya (ssp pulchra)
Nick Athanas 6 September 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Bird in breeding plumage
Locality Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Arti 1 February 2012 1 year ago 3.5
Black-collared Apalis, a bird in the hand.
Locality Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon (ssp pulchra)
Mark Andrews 1 March 1998 3 years ago 2.6