Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys) - HBW 13, p. 318
French: Arachnothère à joues jaunes
Spanish: Arañero Carigualdo
Other common names: Lesser Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
Taxonomy: Nectarinia chrysogenys Temminck, 1826, Bantam District, Java.
Additional proposed races are astilpna (described from Bokpyin, in Tenasserim), intensiflava (Kossoom, Tenasserim), copha (Tapanuli Bay, in NW Sumatra), pleoxantha (Mt Lembu, on Nias I) and isopega (Pagai Is, off W Sumatra), all considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- chrysogenys (Temminck, 1826) - Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, Sumatra and most satellites, W Borneo and W Java.
- harrissoni Deignan, 1957 - E Borneo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A perched individual Locality Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp chrysogenys)
Greg Baker 1 May 2003 4 years ago 13 sec 4
A bird on a twig, protruding its tongue and flying away, while another bird is calling nearby. Locality Taman Negara National Park, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp chrysogenys)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 August 2006 6 years ago 26 sec 4
A bird foraging in a tree, then flying away. Locality Khao Nor Chuchi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp chrysogenys)
Josep del Hoyo 8 April 2008 7 years ago 23 sec 3.8
An individual feeding on a flowering bush Locality Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp chrysogenys)
Greg Baker 29 April 2003 4 years ago 32 sec 3.8
A dorsal view of a bird perched on a branch, in front of a building Locality Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp harrissoni)
Keith Blomerley 24 September 2001 8 years ago 27 sec 3.7
extracting a morsel from a curly dead leaf Locality Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp chrysogenys)
Martin Kennewell 18 July 2015 29 weeks ago 26 sec 3.5
An adult, provides food, a juvenile.
Locality Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan Province, Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo (ssp harrissoni)
Carmelo López 24 October 2012 3 years ago 3.8
Bathing 25 meters high in the fork of this huge tree. From a tower at Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Locality Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
Alain Rouge 22 October 2012 3 years ago 3.5
A bird on a branch.
Locality Khao Nor Chuchi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp chrysogenys)
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2008 6 years ago 2.7
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