Species of Thailand

Streaked spiderhunter

Arachnothera magna, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1837

(In Thai: นกปลีกล้วยลาย)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกปลีกล้วยลาย

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Arachnothera magna, streaked spiderhunter
Streaked spiderhunter

Range Map

Distribution map of Streaked spiderhunter, Arachnothera magna in Thailand
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Erawan National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Nam Dang National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Laem National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Khun Korn Forest Park
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Lan Sang National Park
  • Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Sot District, Tak
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pai District, Mae Hong Son
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Chi Fa Forest Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Soi Dao National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Tham Sakoen National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Arachnothera magna in Thailand