Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Chirinda Apalis (Apalis chirindensis) - HBW 11, p. 475

French: Apalis de Chirinda German: Chirindafeinsänger Spanish: Apalis del Chirinda

Taxonomy: Apalis chirindensis Shelley, 1906, Chirinda Forest, east Zimbabwe.
Forms a superspecies with A. melanocephala. Racial identity of recently recorded N Mozambique (Mt Chiperoni) population uncertain, tentatively included in nominate race; study required. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • vumbae Roberts, 1936 - E highlands of Zimbabwe (Nyanga S to Bvumba).
  • chirindensis Shelley, 1906 - E highlands of Zimbabwe (S of Bvumba) and adjacent Mozambique, including Mt Gorongoza and Mt Chiperoni.

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