French: Arachnothère à lunettes German: Brillenspinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero de anteojos
S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo; recently recorded in extreme S Myanmar#R.
21–22 cm; three adult males 44·4–49 g, one female 38·4 g. Has long, thick, curved bill. Plumage is mostly olive, more greenish above, and more... read more
High-pitched “chit-chit”; from perch or in flight an explosive “tak”,... read more
Lowland dipterocarp forest, peatswamp-forest and secondary forest, forest edge, clearings... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae), pollen, fruit and nectar. Forages singly, occasionally in pairs; sometimes in small groups at fruit. Usually in... read more
In Malay Peninsula, nest-building in Feb, copulation seen mid-Apr, laying calculated as Mar, Jun, Sept and Nov; laying in Apr (and birds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to uncommon in Malay Peninsula, where has possibly increased in S; extirpated from Singapore main island. Not uncommon in Sumatra... read more
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