(Last Updated on : 13/01/2016)
Streaked Spiderhunter is an Indian Bird
that bears a scientific name "Arachnothera magna
". It is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. This Indian bird is widely found in the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India
and Central Indian states like Madhya Pradesh
Size of Streaked Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter is similar in size to a sparrow. It is olive yellow in colour, with multiple darker streaks. It has a long, curved black beak and yellow legs. Below, it is pale yellow streak with black. Its beak is especially adapted for a nectar diet.
Colour of Streaked Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. In India, it is found in the Eastern Indian states like Odisha
, West Bengal
Natural Habitat of Streaked Spiderhunter
The natural habitats of Streaked Spiderhunter are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests in Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India.
Behaviour of Streaked Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter can be found alone or in pairs.
Nesting Season of Streaked Spiderhunter
The nesting season of Streaked Spiderhunter is from March to July.
Nests of Streaked Spiderhunter
The nest of Streaked Spiderhunter is usually made of leaves that are tied together with cobwebs, and they are found attached to the reverse side of a leaf.
Feeding of Streaked Spiderhunter
Streaked Spiderhunter feeds on the nectar of flowers such as the wild banana blossom.