Apalis lynesi

It is the only bird species endemic to Mozambique and is found only in the Mount Namuli massif in the north of the country where it was first discovered in 1932 by the English-born ornithologist Jack Vincent. There were no more records until an expedition rediscovered it in 1998. The bird is now known to be common in forest, forest edge and woodland patches above 1200 m. Logging of the forest is a potential threat but it appears to survive well in degraded and fragmented habitat.

The Apalis lynesi is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Apalis Apalis lynesi, was also seen. This was the first record of it away from nearby Mount Namuli, they observed. The group says conserving Mount Mabu is now a priority, saying the forest More

Range & population Apalis lynesi is known only from the Namuli massif, Mozambique, where it was common on Mt Namuli (the main peak) in 19328. Mt Namuli was not surveyed again by ornithologists until 1998, when a one-week survey estimated this species's total population at more than 5,000 pairs, extrapolating from point-counts that found local densities in excess of 5 pairs/ha5,6. Longer-term, larger-scale population studies in Malawi have found much lower densities of the related A. thoracica2,3. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cisticolidae
Genus : Apalis
Species : lynesi
Authority : Vincent, 1933