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Whitehead's Spiderhunter

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Photo by horukuruSabah, Borneo, March 2016
Photo by horukuru
Sabah, Borneo, March 2016
Arachnothera juliae


[edit] Identification

15.5 - 18cm (6-7 in). A very distinctive Spiderhunter.

  • Long decurved black bill
  • Mainly brown plumage
  • Buffy white streaks on crown
  • White narrow streaks on neck and back
  • Plain bright yellow rump
  • Small brownish-white streaks on throat, rest of underparts broadly streaked white
  • Unmarked bright orange-yellow undertail-coverts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to northern Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia, Kalimantan Timur in Indonesia).
A locally common restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

Hill and montane forest.
Occurs from 930 to 3000m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on small arthropods, nectar and berries.
Forages singly, in pairs or sometimes small groups. Occasionally in mixed-species flocks.

[edit] Breeding

A nest was recorded in March. No other information about breeding.

[edit] Movements

No movements known.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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