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Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster  
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Mixed secondary and primary jungle, Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 1 November 2014
English synonyms:Greater Yellow-eared Spiderhunter, Large Spiderhunter
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :An inexplicable encounter, where this bird allowed very close observations.

The close up of the face shows the black eyelid-rims, dark brown iris and reddish base of the lower mandible (Wells 2007).

Note the broad and uniform eye ring, said to be “primrose-yellow” (Wells 2007).

Note the continuation of the mouth margin with a raised, but separate section of the eye ring.

Close-up and in bright light the yellow ear-covert patch blends in with the yellow of upper breast and yellow-olive of the throat and head.

- Amar

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