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Streaked spiderhunter

Binomial name: Arachnothera magna, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837

The streaked spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna) is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae.

Description

It is similar in size to a sparrow. It is olive yellow in color, with multiple darker streaks. It has a long, curved black beak and yellow legs. Below, it is pale yellow streaked with black. Its beak is specially adapted for a nectar diet.

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. In India, it is found in the Eastern Indian states. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and montane forest.

Behavior

This species can be found alone or in pairs. The nesting season is from March to July. The nest is usually made of leaves that are tied together with cobwebs, and they are found attached to the reverse side of a leaf.

Diet

It feeds on the nectar of flowers such as the wild banana blossom.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Nectariniidae
Genus
Arachnothera
Species
Arachnothera magna

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Arachnothera magna, streaked spiderhunter
Streaked spiderhunter

Range Map

Distribution map of Streaked spiderhunter, Arachnothera magna in Thailand
Range map of Arachnothera magna in Thailand