This plate only begins to capture some of the incredible regional variation in the plumage of this characterful little leaf-gleaner. However, it is easily recognised by the combination of a white eye and thin chest-band. Often the first clue to its presence is its loud, cheerful calls – or a white-edged tail diving into cover.

This painting is available as a limited edition (set of 25) print, on high quality A3 paper. This image could also work in a series with the other four apalis species – perhaps lined up in a hallway or office wall, or next to a staircase. Each image is signed by the artist, and numbered. The bird’s name is penciled at the bottom left of the plate. Please contact me if you are interested.