Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Long-billed Tailorbird (Artisornis moreaui) - HBW 11, p. 486

French: Couturière de Moreau German: Langschnabelsänger Spanish: Sastrecillo de Moreau
Other common names: Long-billed Apalis/Forest-warbler, Moreau’s Tailorbird

Taxonomy: Apalis moreaui W. L. Sclater, 1931, Amani, Usambara Mountains, north-east Tanzania.
Affinities uncertain; sometimes placed in genus Orthotomus, but may be closer to Apalis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • moreaui (W. L. Sclater, 1931) - E Usambara Mts, in NE Tanzania.
  • sousae (Benson, 1945) - Njesi Plateau, in N Mozambique.

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