Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Black-throated Apalis (Apalis jacksoni) - HBW 11, p. 474

French: Apalis à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehl-Feinsänger Spanish: Apalis Gorginegro

Taxonomy: Apalis jacksoni Sharpe, 1891, Mount Elgon, west Kenya.
Exhibits some affinities to A. chariessa. Race albimentalis often merged with nominate, but it is geographically remote and has some subtle plumage differences. Four subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bambuluensis Serle, 1949 - SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon highlands.
  • minor Ogilvie-Grant, 1917 - S Cameroon, N Gabon, NW PRCongo, SW Central African Republic and N DRCongo.
  • jacksoni Sharpe, 1891 - S Sudan, E DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and N Tanzania.
  • albimentalis Meise, 1958 - N Angola.

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