Scientific Name: Arachnothera longirostra
Malay Name: Kelicap-Jantung Kecil Biasa
Chinese Name: 长嘴捕蛛鸟
Found from Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: longirostra, sordida, pallida, cinireicollis, zarhina, niasensis, prillwitzi, rothschildi, atita, buettikoferi
Local Subspecies: cinireicollis
Size: 16-16.5 cm
Identification: Adult has slaty-grey head with broken whitish eyering and throat, dark moustachial stripe, yellow belly and dull olive upperparts. Juvenile resembles adult but has yellowish-olive tinged throat.
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the lower storey and has a partiality for wild bananas and ginger.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Loop, Lower Pierce Reservoir, Upper Pierce Reservoir, Upper Seletar Reservoir, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park and Pulau Ubin.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore