Sunbirds (Nectariniidae)

Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys) - HBW 13, p. 318

French: Arachnothère à joues jaunes German: Gelbwangen-Spinnenjäger 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.

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