Native Animals

Arachnothera chrysogenys

Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2012
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SSN 20721
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Description

Arachnothera chrysogenys, also known as the Yellow-eared Spiderhunter or Kelicap Jantong Telinga Kuning in Malay is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It can be found in lowland forests, forest edges, secondary vegetations and gardens up to 900m above sea level. This species has incomplete yellow rings around its eyes, typically not linking up with its yellow ear patch. The plumage consists of olive upperparts and pale olive-grey underparts appearing faintly streaked, becoming yellowish on the abdomen and beneath the tail. The juveniles have eye-rings, but less ear patch.

Another species from the same family, the Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) has the same feature as Yellow-eared Spiderhunter and it is difficult to distinguish them in terms of plumage colour.  To differentiate between these two species, special attention must be paid to their head pattern.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Perak 1
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 1
  • Federal Territories of Putrajaya 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
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References

Article
  1. Azman, N.M., Abdul Latip, N.S., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Mohd Abdul Muin, M.A., Shafie, N.J. & Khairuddin, N.L. (2011). Avian Diversity and Feeding Guilds in a Secondary Forest, an Oil Palm Plantation and a Paddy Field in Riparian Areas of the Kerian River Basin, Perak, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research (TSLR) 22 (2): pp. 45–64
Book
  1. Birds of FRIM, Issue/No. , 2003. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 49.
  2. FRIM : A Year of Colours, Issue/No. , 2014. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 127.
  3. MNS Bird Conservation Council. 2015. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, Issue/No. . Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  4. Abd. Latif, M., Mohti, A., Musa, S. & Parlan, I. (2020). Malaysia's Tropical Rainforests - Splendour To Behold, Issue/No. . Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 212.
  5. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Mohamed Zin, Y., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2013). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  6. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
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  10. Hazebroek, H.P., Adlin, T.Z. & Sinun, W. (2011). Danum Valley: The Rain Forest, Issue/No. . Natural History Publications (Borneo), Malaysia. pp. 615.
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  12. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohamad Rufino, B.M. (2007). Avifauna: Paya Indah Wetlands: Senarai Spesies, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 21.
  13. Jeyarajasingam, A., Norhayati, A., Yasser, M.A. & Ilias, R. (2016). Burung-burung Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS), Issue/No. . Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 165. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
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  15. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1, Issue/No. . Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.
  16. Jeyarajasingam, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition, Issue/No. . Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.
  17. Yumoto, T. (2000). Bird-pollination of three Durio species (Bombacaceae) in a tropical rainforest in Sarawak, Malaysia, Volume 87, Issue/No. 8. Botanical Society of America, Inc., United States of America. pp. 1181-1188.
Checklist
  1. Senarai Nama-nama Burung Semenanjung Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara (1981)
Report
  1. Laporan Program Kajian Inventori dan Pengurusan Hidupan Liar Tahun 2017, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya. Perbadanan Putrajaya & PERHILITAN, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Allen Jeyarajasingam, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Atikah Abu Bakar, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Arachnothera chrysogenys. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/20721. [Retrieved 29 June 2022].

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