Whitehead's Spiderhunter

The Whitehead's Spiderhunter is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Whitehead's Spiderhunter (Arachnothera juliae) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Arachnothera juliae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. Stub icon This Nectariniidae-related article is a stub. More

Whitehead's Spiderhunter is more of a montane species. Description - The spiderhunters are amongst the largest of their family, measuring between 13 to 22 cm in length. The Spectacled Spiderhunter is the heaviest of the sunbirds, weighing as much as 49 g. The bills of the spiderhunters are long, at least twice the length of the head, and are decurved and stout. The tongue forms a complete tube for most of its length. More

whitehead's spiderhunter, broadbill and trogon within the space of 2 days because some of the birds could be found only at certain trails, so it takes at least 3 to 4 nights for getting the most of bornean endemics :p left kota kinabalu city at 5. More

which is common, and Whitehead's Spiderhunter are often located around the power station at 1,830m - 6,000'. Everett's Ground Thrush, a shy, rare and elusive species, occur at the stream-bed bottom end of the Bukit Ular Trail at the 500 m marker. Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridges, Mountain Wren-babbler and White-browed Shortwing occur in this area of bamboo also. To reach the local endemics one must climb above 10,000' where the wet weather will often create poor visibility and miserable conditions. More

rare sighting of Whitehead's Spiderhunter in Mount Kinabalu Park; that was quickly followed by a sensational pair of Whitehead's Trogons only minutes later; and prolonged views of a dazzling, jade-green Whitehead's Broadbill feeding in a fruiting tree high up on this distinctive mountain. More

Napped Barbet, Whitehead's Trogon, Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Mountain Blackeye, Bornean Stubtail (Endemic), Crimson-head patridge, Red-breasted Patridge, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Ochraceous Bulbul, White-browed Shortwing, Mountain Blackbird, Ashy Drongo, Short-tailed Magpies, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Bar-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Whitehead's Broadbill, Blue-winged Leafbird, Bornean Barbets, various other woodpeckers, warblers, trogon, bul-buls, besra and flycathers. More

thrush and Whitehead's spiderhunter at this site. Working the area around the headquarters produced some excellent birds though including both partridges, Whitehead's trogon, eye-browed jungle-flycatcher, Bornean stubtail and mountain wren-babbler. John Parr found us a superb black-breasted fruit-hunter nest (apparently the first recorded nest) which we were able to watch on a number of occasions. Most of the many endemics were fairly easy to see. More

Whitehead's Spiderhunter on the second but last day along Liwagu, and (thanks to a gut feeling) More

Whitehead's Spiderhunter, montane endemic and seen at Rafflesia Reserve in Tambunan Birds of Borneo Ashy drongo - insect specialist hunter of the montane forest code: _CDC0890 Whitehead's Trogon - an endemic to the montane habitat of Borneo Birds of Borneo Oriental pied hornbill - favours ficus fruits and insects code: _CDC1726 More

Fruithunter, Everett's Thrush & Whitehead's Spiderhunter, all seen on Mt. Kinabalu in 1988 but missed on our 2003 trip. I'm fortunate that with the two visits, I now have the full "Whitehead's trinity." SOME INTERESTING COMPARISONS: Nobody sees all the great birds of Borneo on a single trip. My short 1988 trip was quite different than our 2003 visit; fortunately for me, they complemented each other nicely. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Nectariniidae
Genus : Arachnothera
Species : juliae
Authority : Sharpe, 1887