Whitehead's Spiderhunter (Arachnothera juliae) - HBW 13, p. 320
French: Arachnothère de Whitehead
Spanish: Arañero de Whitehead
Taxonomy: Arachnothera juliae Sharpe, 1887, Mount Kinabalu, north Borneo.
Very distinctive species with no obvious close relatives. Monotypic.
Distribution: Borneo: in Sarawak (Mt Dulit, Mt Kalulong, Mt Murud, Mt Selidang, Usun Apau Plateau, Kelabit Uplands and Mt Mulu), Sabah (Mt Kinabalu, Mt Trus Madi and Crocker Range) and Kalimantan Timur (upper R Bahau and Mt Lanjut).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Foraging in canopy on small twigs; part of a mixed-species foraging flock. Locality Crocker Range NP Headquarters, Crocker Range National Park, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
Jason Anderson 17 November 2013 15 weeks ago 19 sec 3.7
Feeding on a flowering tree. Locality Tambunan Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
Vasas András 17 March 2010 3 years ago 46 sec 1.8
Had been searching for years to be able to have a glimpse of this unique bird, and was lucky to have few shots of it!!
Locality Tambunan Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
Jonathan Soon 11 December 2013 12 weeks ago 4.6
An adult bird in flight, seen from below.
Locality Tambunan Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 November 2009 1 year ago 3.3
A distant bird showing its characteristic yellow rump
Locality Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
monicayhector 1 August 2008 4 years ago 1.5
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