French: Arachnothère à long bec German: Langschnabel-Spinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero piquilargo
S. Müller and Schlegel
Indrapura, western Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. robusta
S. Müller & Schlegel, 1845 – S Myanmar (extreme S Tenasserim)#R, S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
A. r. armata
S. Müller & Schlegel, 1845 – Java.
21–22 cm. Male has very long bill. Male nominate race is olive above, slight dark scaling on crown, remiges edged yellowish, tail blackish-brown, outer two feather... read more
Song a rising “choi, choi, choi, choi…”. Flight call high-pitched “chit-chit, chit-chit”; harsh “... read more
Various forest types, including dipterocarp, heath forest, peatswamp-forest and coniferous forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes caterpillars and other soft insects, mantids, also spiders (Araneae); also small flowers and fruits of creepers, and nectar,... read more
Season Feb–Jun/Jul in Malay Peninsula; laying recorded Sept in Sumatra (Jambi) and Jan, Apr–Aug and Dec in Java; in Borneo,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in Thailand and Sumatra; fairly common in Peninsular Malaysia; scarce in Borneo; locally common at sea-level in Java, but generally rare.
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