French: Arachnothère à bec épais German: Dickschnabel-Spinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero picogordo
no locality = Sumatra
Malay Peninsula (including Singapore), Sumatra and Borneo.
16–17 cm; 15·5–16·4 g. Male is dark olive-brown above, with large yellow patch around eye bordered olive below, and dark olive stripe through eye; flight... read more
Hard, nasal “chit chit, chissie-chissie”, also “tch-tch”, also “chek-chek-chek” and variants;... read more
Various types of forest, once mangroves, also plantations, secondary growth, gardens, and among... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including butterflies (Lepidoptera) and termite alates (Isoptera); nectar, including that from mistletoes (Loranthaceae), ... read more
Laying in late Apr, nestlings early Jun and dependent juvenile early May in Malay Peninsula; males with enlarged testes in Jan in N Borneo... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Malay Peninsula and Borneo, and rare in Sumatra. Recently rediscovered in Singapore. Occurs in Khao Pra Bang Wildlife Sanctuary, in... read more
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