Scientific Name: Arachnothera crassirostris
Malay Name: Kelicap-Jantung Paruh Tebal
Chinese Name: 厚嘴捕蛛鸟
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 16.5-17 cm
Adult resembles Little Spiderhunter but has thicker bill, greyish-olive throat and upper breast, broken yellowish eyering and no white tail-tip. Juvenile has greyer underparts.
Similar looking species: Little Spiderhunter
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents canopy and upper mid-stratum of forest, making observation difficult.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest.
BirdLife International. (2016). Arachnothera crassirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
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Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.