[ spahy-der-huhn-ter ]
/ ˈspaɪ dərˌhʌn tər /


any of several sunbirds of the genus Arachnothera, of southern Asia and the East Indies, having dull-colored plumage and a long bill.

Origin of spiderhunter

First recorded in 1855–60; spider + hunter
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Examples from the Web for spiderhunter

  • This spiderhunter was recorded on the basis of one specimen and one sight record.

    Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson