Scientific Name: Arachnothera chrysogenys
Malay Name: Kelicap-Jantung Telinga Berus
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
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 (BirdLife International 2016)
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Arachnothera chrysogenys. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
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.