Thick-billed Spiderhunter

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.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2016). Arachnothera crassirostris. 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.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.