Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis


Anon. 2015. Help save the Taita Apalis from extinction. Nature Kenya. Available at: (Accessed: 27/07/2015).

BirdLife International. 2010. A review of local conservation groups in Africa.

Borghesio, L.; Samba, D.; Githiru, M.; Bennun, L.; Norris, K. 2010. Population estimates and habitat use by the Critically Endangered Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis in south-eastern Kenya. Bird Conservation International 20(4): 440-455.

Borghesio, L.; Wagura, L.; Githiru, M. 2015. Survey of a recently discovered subpopulation of the Critically Endangered Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Bull. Afr. Bird Club 22: 26-35.

Borghesio, L.; Wagura, L.; Samba, D.; Githiru, M. 2014. Drifting into extinction: results from the long-term monitoring of Taita apalis Apalis fuscigularis. In: Gereau, R.E. (ed.), Biodiversity Status and Trends in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Kenya and Tanzania Region, 2008-2013, pp. 68-71. BirdLife International, Nairobi, Kenya.

Brooks, T. 1997. Threatened birds of Kenya 9: Taita Thrush. Kenya Birds 5(2): 102-104.

Brooks, T.; Lens, L.; Barnes, J.; Barnes, R.; Kageche Kihuria, J.; Wilder, C. 1998. The conservation status of the forest birds of the Taita Hills, Kenya. Bird Conservation International 8: 119-139.

Githiru, M.; Borghesio, L. 2010. Preventing extinctions: Critically Endangered Species - Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis & Taita Thrush Turdus helleri. Final Report: Research component. BirdLife International; Preventing Extinctions Initiative.

Nature Kenya; BirdLife International; National Museums of Kenya; Kenya Wildlife Service; Kenya Forest Service. 2015. Action plan for Conservation of Critically Endangered Birds in Taita Hills, Kenya: 2015-2020. Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya.

Spanhove, T.; Lehouck, V.; Lens, L. 2009. Inverse edge effect on nest predation in a Kenyan forest fragment: an experimental case study. Bird Conservation International 19: 367-378.

Urban, E.K.; Fry, C.H.; Keith, S. 1997. The birds of Africa Vol. V. Academic Press, London.

Wagura, L.; Githiru, M.; Borghesio, L. 2012. Notes on the nesting biology of Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis. Bull. Afr. Bid Club 12: 42-46.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Apalis fuscigularis. Downloaded from on 07/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/07/2020.