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Yellow-breasted Apalis

Apalis flavida


A small bird, by itself, didn't make any calls. It looks a lot like a Karoo Eremomela except the eye is red rather than yellow and those birds aren't found in this part of South Africa.


ID'd by Malcolm Wilton-Jones

1 species ID suggestions

Yellow-breasted Apalis
Apalis flavida Yellow-breasted apalis


fofr 2 years ago

Thanks Malcolm, I agree. Didn't have a chance to see the front, which would have made ID a lot easier. Thanks for the identification :)

Pity there is not a front view, from this angle the yellow breast patch can only just be seen at its extremity, but I'm fairly certain its Yellow-breasted Apalis, Apalis flavida.

fofr 2 years ago

It looks like it could be a tailorbird, but aren't they Asian? They don't seem to be common in South Africa.

I can't find a matching one with the grey head and red eye..

Hema 2 years ago

tailor bird?

Hlabisa Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lat: -28.29, Long: 31.86

Spotted on Sep 4, 2016
Submitted on Sep 4, 2016

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