Chirinda Apalis

Chirinda Apalis / Apalis chirindensis

Chirinda Apalis

Here the details of the Chirinda Apalis named bird below:

SCI Name:  Apalis chirindensis
Protonym:  Apalis chirindensis Bull.Br.Orn.Club 16 p.126
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cisticolidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chiapa1
Type Locality:  Chirinda Forest (= Mt. Selinda), Gazaland; altitude 4,000 feet.
Publish Year:  1906
IUCN Status:  


(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Bar-throated Apalis A. thoracica) Gr. ἁπαλος hapalos  soft, delicate (cf. Gotch 1981, erroneously suggested Apalis might be from an African name); "[plate 119] APALIS thoracica   ...   [text] APALIS thoracia [sic].  Gorget Warbler.   Family Sylviadæ.  Sub-fam: Sylvianæ.   Genus (?) Apalis.   GENERIC (?) CHARACTER.  General structue [sic] of Prinea, but the bill shorter, the plumage more compact, and the outer toe not connected to the middle as far as the first joint.   ...   Le Plastron Noir. Le Vaill. Ois. d'Af. 3 pl. 123. f. 1 male. 2 fem.  Motacilla thoracia [sic]. Nat. Miss [sic].  22. pl. 969.   THIS is one of the pretty warblers of Southern Africa, discovered by Le Vaillant: it is very common and widely distributed in the interior, but rare near the Cape.   ...   That this bird is of a tenuirostral type, is almost certain; seeing that it is an obvious representation of Motacilla, Pachycephala, Tamatia, Trichas, Charadrius, and many other collared groups: but whether it forms part of the genus Prinea, or represents the tenuirostral genus between that and Culicivora, is very uncertain. We suspect that this latter station is filled by the Taylor-Warblers of India, not one of which is to be found in our public Museums." (Swainson 1832); "Apalis Swainson, 1832, Zool. Illus., ser. 2, 3, p. 119, pl. 119. Type, by monotypy, Motacilla thoracica Shaw and Nodder." (Traylor in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 154). 
Var. Hapalis
Synon. Chlorodyta, Drymoterpe, Euprinodes.

Chirinda Forest, Gazaland, Mozambique.


Chirinda Apalis (vumbae)
SCI Name: Apalis chirindensis vumbae
Mt. Vumba, Southern Rhodesia (= Zimbabwe).

Chirinda Apalis (chirindensis)
SCI Name: Apalis chirindensis chirindensis
Chirinda Forest, Gazaland, Mozambique.