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
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 (BirdLife International 2016)
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Arachnothera longirostra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.