French: Arachnothère strié German: Streifenspinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero nuquiazul
Other common names: Purple-naped Sunbird
S. Müller, 1843,
Sumatra and Borneo.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. h. lisettae
(Delacour, 1926) – N Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan), N Thailand and N & C Indochina.
A. h. nuchalis
(Blyth, 1843) – S Myanmar, S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
A. h. mariae
(Deignan, 1943) – S Indochina, including E Cambodia.
A. h. natunensis
(Chasen, 1935) – N Natuna Is.
A. h. hypogrammica
(S. Müller, 1843) – Sumatra and Borneo.
12·7–15 cm; male 7·8–15·2g, female 9·7–13·5 g. Distinctive large sunbird with streaked underside. Male nominate race is... read more
Song a high-pitched, strong “sweet-sweet-sweet, sweet, sweet”. Calls strident “... read more
Variety of forest types, including peatswamp-forest, secondary growth, plantations, open swamps;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae), also nectar, fruits and seeds. Generally forages low down, below 5 m, but sometimes higher. Raids spider webs... read more
Laying at least Mar and May–Jul in Malay Peninsula, where juveniles recorded Jan–Oct; in Borneo, laying Aug in NW (Sarawak),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Thailand; common in parts of S Laos; common in Peninsular Malaysia; locally common in Sumatra and Borneo. Occurs in several protected... read more
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