African Tailorbird Artisornis metopias Scientific name definitions

Flemming P. Jensen and Peter F. D. Boesman
Version: 2.0 — Published December 23, 2022



Occupies dense undergrowth at montane forest edges and clearings, but also inside wet montane forest, often with tree ferns, from ca. 1,000‒2,600 m elevation (42, 13, 43, 44, 32, 27, 24, 39, 14). In the Udzungwa Mountains, it is also common in mature secondary forest (45), and in the Uluguru Mountains, it has been seen in the Bunduki Forest, a plantation of non-native Pinus sp., Eucalyptus sp., Cupressus sp., and Grevillea robusta at 1,200‒1,550 m (46).

Recommended Citation

Jensen, F. P. and P. F. D. Boesman (2022). African Tailorbird (Artisornis metopias), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.afrtai2.02