Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna) - HBW 13, p. 319

French: Grand Arachnothère German: Strichelspinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero Estriado

Taxonomy: Cinnyris magna Hodgson, 1836, Nepal.
Geographical variation mostly not well marked; race pagodarum perhaps not diagnosable and could be subsumed within musarum. Race aurata intergrades with musarum in S Myanmar (Karen Hills). Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • magna (Hodgson, 1836) - Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, E Bangladesh and NE India E to S China (SE Xizang E to W, S & SE Yunnan, SW Guizhou and W Guangxi) and N Myanmar.
  • aurata Blyth, 1855 - C & E Myanmar.
  • musarum Deignan, 1956 - SE Myanmar, N Thailand, Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).

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  • magna (Hodgson, 1836) - Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, E Bangladesh and NE India E to S China (SE Xizang E to W, S & SE Yunnan, SW Guizhou and W Guangxi) and N Myanmar.
  • aurata Blyth, 1855 - C & E Myanmar.
  • musarum Deignan, 1956 - SE Myanmar, N Thailand, Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • pagodarum Deignan, 1956 - S Myanmar, W Thailand and S Malay Peninsula.
  • remota Riley, 1940 - SC & S Vietnam.