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: Yellow-browed Warbler, Sakhalin Leaf Warbler, Eastern Crowned 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.


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

BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus borealis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.