Arachnothera magna or commonly known as the Streaked Spiderhunter measures about 17–20 cm in length. This species can be found in montane forest and forest edges above 900 m above sea level, particularly favouring areas with wild bananas. It feeds mainly on nectars from the banana flowers.
The Streaked Spiderhunter have a very long, down-curved bills and bright orange legs. The plumages are olive-green upperpart and paler underpart which covered with black boldly streaked. It also has bright orange-yellow feet that distinguish the species from all other spiderhunters. [Source: MyBIS].
My last trip was uneventful and there were not many birds to photograph. The fruiting tree bears fruits, however, not ripe yet for the birds to feast on. Perhaps next week should be a better time to visit Bukit Tinggi.
Name: Streaked spiderhunter
Scientific: Arachnothera magna
Malay: Kelicap Jantung Gunung / Kelicap-sabit Berjalur
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a1 + SEL200600G.
Location: Japanese Garden, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
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