French: Grand Arachnothère German: Strichelspinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero estriado
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. magna
(Hodgson, 1836) – Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, E Bangladesh and NE India E to S China (SE Xizang E to W, S & SE Yunnan, SW Guizhou and W Guangxi) and N Myanmar.
A. m. aurata
Blyth, 1855 – C & E Myanmar.
A. m. musarum
Deignan, 1956 – SE Myanmar, N Thailand, Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
A. m. pagodarum
Deignan, 1956 – S Myanmar, W Thailand and S Malay Peninsula.
A. m. remota
Riley, 1940 – SC & S Vietnam and E Cambodia.
17–20·5 cm; male 28–34·5g, female 23·9 g. Nominate race is golden yellowish-olive with black streaking above, tail tipped buff and with... read more
Song begins as soft “vijvitte vij”, then accelerating and becoming monotonous. Calls include sharp... read more
Various types of forest, including heavily disturbed and secondary forests, also forest edge,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, particularly of bananas (Musa); insects, and spiders (Araneae). Forages singly, sometimes in pairs; sometimes joins mixed-... read more
Laying recorded in Mar–Jul in India and Apr and Jul–Aug in Myanmar; nest-building late Feb, Mar and Sept, eggs and nestlings... read more
Seasonal altitudinal movements in N parts of range. At least 22 birds seen moving along a ridge on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common in NE Indian Subcontinent, and frequent in parts of Bhutan; common in much of SE Asian range, but locally not uncommon... read more
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