ARTISORNIS

(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Red-capped Forest Warbler A. metopias altus) L. ars, artis  skill; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Artisornis altus (Friedmann).  Genus Artisornis, nom. n.*  ...  This remarkable new genus and species was collected at an altitude of 8000 feet at Nyingwa, Uluguru Mts. Its nearest relatives appear to be the Indian tailor-birds of the genus Orthotomus from which it differs, however, in having only ten rectrices.  ...  * Replaces Opifex Friedmann, Proc. N. Engl. Zoöl. Cl. x. 1927, p. 4; nec Opifex Hutton, 1902." (Friedmann 1928). This bird was formerly known as the African Tailorbird.
Synon. Opifex.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 24 January 2019).