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  Yellow-breasted Apalis

Apalis flavida

(648) 12.5 cm; 8g

SEXES  Similar, M > F

M  Combination of yellow breast patch and red eyes diagnostic. Southern race florisuga (from approximately Durban southwards) lacks black breast band.

F  Similar to M but lacks central black breast band.

JUV  Duller green above with paler yellow breast.

STATUS  Common resident. Largely sedentary, with winter movements to lower levels recorded in south of range. Usually in pairs or small family groups and may maintain territory year-round. HABITAT Woodland, especially along riparian fringes in thornveld and Mopane; also in evergreen forest.

FOOD  Mainly insects; also recorded taking fruit and nectar.

CALL  M gives repetitive krunk-krunk-krunk..., replied by F, krik-krik-krik... Calls vary individually, and structure of duet probably pair-specific.

BR  Monogamous. Oval nest with side-top entrance usually placed 1-3 m above ground.

 

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Ayb001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Ayb002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Ayb003

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Ayb004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb007

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb008

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb009

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ayb010

Tree Lodge, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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