African Tailorbird Artisornis metopias Scientific name definitions

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

Priorities for Future Research


The African Tailorbird is poorly known, and basic information is lacking for many aspects of its natural history, including diet, breeding, and population biology. Its range needs to be better mapped in southwestern Tanzania, and there are probably several unknown populations in some of the small montane forest areas in the Songwe, Mbeya, and Njombe regions.

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