Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Streaked Spiderhunter Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Arachnothera longirostra
Family : Nectariniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Streaked Spiderhunter is a small heavily streaked olive passerine with a long bill (length 19 cm, weight 29 g, wing 8.5 cm, bill 4.4 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 4.6 cm approximately). The upperparts are bright olive green with bold dark streaks. The short tail is tipped with buffish and has a blackish sub-terminal band. The underparts are whitish with bold black streaks, and a yellowish vent. It has a long, down curved blackish-brown bill. The male and the female look alike. It forages among wild bananas and flowering trees, feeding on nectar and insects. It breeds in March-July and nests in banana plants or broad-leaved trees.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jacob Saucier(www.xeno-canto.org/Jacob Saucier), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.