African Tailorbird Artisornis metopias Scientific name definitions

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

Movements and Migration


Believed to be non-migratory and sedentary.

Dispersal and Site Fidelity

In Bunduki Forest (a mid-altitude plantation of non-native tree species in Uluguru Mountains), mist-net capture rates of several montane species believed to move seasonally to lower elevation was higher during the cooler dry season, whereas capture rates of African Tailorbird were similar between the hot, wet season (February) and the cooler dry season (July) suggesting high site fidelity (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