Naked-faced Spiderhunter (Arachnothera clarae) - HBW 13, p. 318
French: Arachnothère à face nue
Spanish: Arañero Caricalvo
Other common names: Bare-faced/Philippine Spiderhunter
Taxonomy: Arachnothera clarae A. W. H. Blasius, 1890, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.
Birds on Basilan, currently included in race malindangensis, possibly belong to an as yet undescribed race. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- luzonensis Alcasid & Gonzales, 1968 - EC & S Luzon (Sierra Madre Mts and Mt Isarog), in N Philippine Is.
- philippinensis (Steere, 1890) - Samar, Biliran and Leyte, in EC Philippines.
- malindangensis Rand & Rabor, 1957 - N & W Mindanao (including Mt Malindang) and Basilan, in S Philippines.
- clarae A. W. H. Blasius, 1890 - C Mindanao (Davao).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
1 off a view birds in this tree Locality Mount Makiling National Park, Laguna Province, Luzon, Philippines (ssp luzonensis)
Daniêl Jimenez 5 March 2008 6 years ago 16 sec 3.5
in canopy Locality Mount Matutum, South Cotabato Province, Mindanao, Philippines (ssp clarae)
Martin Kennewell 16 August 2015 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 28 sec 2.5
A bird perched at the top of a tree then flying away. Locality Picop, Surigao del Sur Province, Mindanao, Philippines (ssp clarae)
Keith Blomerley 14 March 2015 21 weeks ago 27 sec 2.5
A bird on a branch, then flying away. Locality Mindanao, Philippines
Desmond Allen 6 years ago 7 sec 1.7
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