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Yellow-breasted apalis

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The yellow-breasted apalis (Apalis flavida) inhabit woodland, evergreen forest and edges and camelthorn trees associated with riverine woodland. Usually they can be observed in pairs or small family groups.

Distribution: Etosha National Park, Kavango River region, Mahango National Park, Kwando River, Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

Diet: Eats small weevils, beetles, grasshoppers, ants, caterpillars and spider found in dense vegetation.

Description: A small, long-tailed warbler, with characteristic yellow on the sides of the neck and breast. Features include a flycatcher type bill, fairly long tail and short, rounded wings.

Breeding: Sometimes the oval nest of this species is made entirely of lichens, instead of dry leaves, flowers and seed pods. Usually 3 eggs are laid from October to January and incubated for up to 12 days.

Size:12cm. Weight: 8g.

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