French: Arachnothère modeste German: Graubrust-Spinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero modesto
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. caena
Deignan, 1956 – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand.
A. m. modesta
(Eyton, 1839) – Malay Peninsula and Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Kalimantan).
A. m. concolor
Snelleman, 1887 – Sumatra, including Mentawai Is.
17–18 cm; male 20·5–24·9g, female 20·1–25·5 g. Nominate race is golden olive-green above, crown with sooty-brown feather centres; remiges blackish-brown,... read more
Song a continuous “tee-chu”, first note rising and second falling, similar to that of A.... read more
Dipterocarp forest, peatswamp-forest, secondary and dry coastal forests, forest edge, coastal scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Spiders (Araneae), also insects, including crickets (Orthoptera) and ants (Formicidae); nectar. Forages singly and in pairs, in all storeys... read more
Eggs recorded in late Apr and juveniles May–Aug in Peninsular Malaysia; laying in Feb in Borneo. Nest a shallow cup of wood bast... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in Myanmar; common in Thailand and Malay Peninsula; common in Sumatra; uncommon in Borneo. Probably extinct in Singapore, where last confirmed... read more
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