Spiderhunters are named because their favourite food is Spider and they have the skills to search for and extract the insect from its web. But they also consume a host of a other small arthropods. They are birds in the genus Arachnothera - it means spider hunter - part of the sunbird family Nectariniidae. The genus contains eleven species found in the forests of south and southeastern Asia. They are large representatives of the sunbird family, with drab plumage and long strongly curved bills. They feed on both nectar and a range of small arthropods.
See also: Little spiderhunter, Sunbirds