Scientific Name: Arachnothera chrysogenys
Malay Name: Kelicap-Jantung Telinga Kuning
Chinese Name: 小黄耳捕蛛鸟
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: chrysogenys, harrissoni
Local Subspecies: chrysogenys
Size: 18 cm
Identification: Adult has olive upperparts, yellow underparts with dark breast streaks, incomplete yellow eyering and a distinctive yellow drooping splayed ear patch. Juvenile is smaller and lack the ear patch.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the forest canopy but will occasionally descend to feed on flowering shrubs.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong. Last sighting was at Central Catchment Forest (Dillenia Hut) on 23 Nov 2014.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2