Pale spiderhunter

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Pale spiderhunter
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Arachnothera
Species: A. dilutior
Binomial name
Arachnothera dilutior
(Sharpe, 1876)

The pale spiderhunter (Arachnothera dilutior) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Palawan. It was originally considered a subspecies of the little spiderhunter.


  • Moyle, R.G., S.S. Taylor, C.H. Oliveros, H.C. Lim, C.L. Haines, M.A. Rahman, and F.H. Sheldon. 2011. Diversification of an endemic Southeast Asian genus: phylogenetic relationships of the spiderhunters (Nectariniidae: Arachnothera). Auk 128: 777-788.