Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Black-faced Apalis (Apalis personata) - HBW 11, p. 473

French: Apalis à face noire German: Kivufeinsänger Spanish: Apalis Carinegro
Other common names: Mountain Masked Apalis

Taxonomy: Apalis personata Sharpe, 1902, Ruwenzori, DRCongo-Uganda.
Forms a superspecies with A. binotata, possibly also with A. flavida; sometimes treated as conspecific with former. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • personata Sharpe, 1902 - NE & E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
  • marungensis Chapin, 1932 - Marungu Plateau, in SE DRCongo.

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