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)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
- Messages from the Cinereous and Streaked Bulbuls (Science)
Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International. (2016). Arachnothera chrysogenys. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22718115A94568017.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.