An encounter with the daintly little Black-headed Apalis requires an expedition into the lowland forests of central Mozambique, as depicted in the background image here. Within its humid, dense habitat the species is relatively common, but can be hard to track down – familiarity with its piping calls is essential. It usually seen in the mid-stratum or canopy.

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.