French: Arachnothère à joues jaunes German: Gelbwangen-Spinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero carigualdo
Bantam district, Java
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. chrysogenys
(Temminck, 1826) – Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, Sumatra and most satellites, W Borneo and W Java.
A. c. harrissoni
Deignan, 1957 – E Borneo.
17–18 cm; 22–23·5 g. Male nominate race has head and upperparts olive-green, suffused golden on mantle, becoming brighter on rump, with large yellow cheek patch... read more
Rough “chit”; flight call high-pitched “twit-twit-twit-twee-ee”, last note protracted.
Various forest types, including peatswamp-forest, mangroves and secondary forest, forest edge, also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders (Araneae); nectar, pollen and small fruits. Forages singly, sometimes in pairs, and occasionally in small groups, mostly... read more
Laying in Jan, Apr and May in Malay Peninsula, May–Jun in S Sumatra (Lampung) and Dec in Java; in Borneo, laying in Feb–Mar in... read more
None recorded. May cross water to and from Singapore.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in S Myanmar and Malay Peninsula; rare in Singapore; local and uncommon in Sumatra; rare in Java and very scarce in Borneo.... read more
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