Red-capped forest warbler

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Red-capped forest warbler
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Artisornis
A. metopias
Binomial name
Artisornis metopias
Reichenow, 1907

Orthotomus metopias

The red-capped forest warbler (Artisornis metopias), also known as the African tailorbird, is a songbird of the family Cisticolidae, formerly part of the "Old World warbler" assemblage. It is found in Mozambique and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests from 1600–2500 m.[2]


The red-capped forest warbler is olive-brown above with a whitish color from the center of the throat to the vent, and with flanks that are washed grey. The crown is a rich chestnut brown, as well as the ear-coverts and the sides of the neck. Immature individuals have a pale yellow wash on their undersides. The average adult is 10 cm long and has a mass of approximately 8.4 g.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Artisornis metopias". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Birdlife International (2018). "Red-capped Forest Warbler Artisornis metopias: Data table and detailed info". Birdlife International. Birdlife International. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ Stevenson, Terry; Fanshawe, John (2002). Birds of East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Field Guides. p. 380. ISBN 978-0-691-12665-4.