Arctic Warbler

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus borealis
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Artik
Chinese Name: 极北柳莺

Found from northern Eurasia, Siberia, northeast China, Japan to Alaska and winters to Southeast Asia


Size: 12.5-13 cm

Adult has long yellowish-white supercilium, olive-green crown and upperparts with two narrow wing bars (indistinct when worn), whitish grey underparts, dark tip at lower mandible and yellowish-orange legs.

Similar looking species: Dusky Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Sakhalin Leaf Warbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, wooded areas, mangroves, parks and gardens.

Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the canopy.

Local Status: Common migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Any suitable patch of habitat like Central Catchment Forest, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, etc.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus borealis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.