Scientific Name: Phylloscopus borealis
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Artik
Chinese Name: 极北柳莺
Range: 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: 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: Very 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.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Arctic Warbler)
BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus borealis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103845882A87673832.en. 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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Arctic Warbler. Retrieved on June 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/arctic-warbler.