Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Streaky-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera affinis) - HBW 13, p. 319

French: Arachnothère à poitrine grise German: Strichelbrust-Spinnenjäger Spanish: Arañero Pechiestriado
Other common names: Bornean/Everett’s/Kinabalu Spiderhunter (everetti)

Taxonomy: Cinnyris affinis Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with A. modesta; the two overlap in range in Borneo, but are segregated by altitude. Nominate race of present species previously treated as conspecific with A. modesta; everetti then regarded as a separate, montane species, but evidence of occurence of nominate as a mountain form in Java and Bali suggests that the two are conspecific, separated from lowland taxa (now combined in A. modesta). Proposed race pars, described from R Birang (N Kalimantan), in Borneo, considered to be inseparable from everetti.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Cinnyris affinis Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with A. modesta; the two overlap in range in Borneo, but are segregated by altitude. Nominate race of present species previously treated as conspecific with A. modesta; everetti then regarded as a separate, montane species, but evidence of occurence of nominate as a mountain form in Java and Bali suggests that the two are conspecific, separated from lowland taxa (now combined in A. modesta). Proposed race pars, described from R Birang (N Kalimantan), in Borneo, considered to be inseparable from everetti. Two subspecies currently ­recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • everetti (Sharpe, 1893) - N & C Borneo.
  • affinis (Horsfield, 1821) - Java and Bali.