This is one of the specials of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands where it inhabits cool montane forests, such as at Vumba Botanical Gardens – the inspiration behind this image. This is certainly not the most colourful member of the Apalis genus, but it makes up for it in its spirited calls and active foraging behaviour.

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.