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

Identification: 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: Eastern Crowned Warbler, Yellow-browed WarblerSakhalin Leaf Warbler

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

Ecology/Behaviour: Frequents the canopy.

Local Status: Common migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

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


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore