Scientific Name: Arachnothera crassirostris
Malay Name: Kelicap-Jantung Paruh Tebal
Chinese Name: 厚嘴捕蛛鸟
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 16.5-17 cm
Identification: 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.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents canopy and upper mid-stratum of forest, making observation difficult.
Local Status: Former resident and very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Thick-billed Spiderhunter. Retrieved on November 29, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/thick-billed-spiderhunter.