Arachnothera Temm., PL Col. pl. 383, note (1826). Type, Arachnothera chrysogenys Tem in.
In the genus Arachnothera the bill is long, about twice the length of the head or longer, stout and strongly curved, with the culmen ridged between the nostrils. The sexes are alike or almost so and the plumage in both is very largely green.
Key to Species.
A. Part of the sides of the head yellow………..A. chrysogenys, p. 413.
B. No yellow on the sides of the head.
a. Upper plumage streaked………..A. magna, p. 414.
b. Upper plumage not streaked.
a1. Lower plumage uniform ashy-green, faintly streaked………..A, affinis, p. 417.
b2 Lower plumage yellow, chin and throat white………..A. longirosira, p. 418.