Black-headed Apalis

Apalis melanocephala

This restless, black-and-white apalis spends its time in the middle stratum and canopy of forests, where it usually occurs in pairs as well as amongst mixed bird parties.

I first recorded this striking species in September 2011 while birding Arabuko Sokoke Forest. It was one of the many special birds that I saw for the first time in this incredible birding location.


Black-headed Apalis / Lowland Forest, Coutada 11, Mozambique / 12 October 2015 Black-headed Apalis / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya / September 2011 Black-headed Apalis / Coutada 11, Mozambique / December 2019 Arabuko-Sokoke-Forest,-Kenya_Sept-2011-(5) Black-headed Apalis / Coutada 11, Mozambique / December 2019 Black-headed Apalis / Lowland Forest, Coutada 11, Mozambique / 12 October 2015 Black-headed Apalis / Lowland Forest, Coutada 11, Mozambique / 12 October 2015 Black-headed Apalis / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Malindi, Kenya / 21 September 2011 Black-headed Apalis / Lowland Forest, Coutada 11, Mozambique / 12 October 2015
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