Scientific Name: Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Malay Name: Cekup-Paya Kecil Biasa
Chinese Name: 黑眉苇莺
Range: Found from Siberia, Mongolia, northern China, northern Japan to North Korea and winters to the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Size: 13.5-14 cm
Identification: Adult has long broad pale buff supercilium bordered above by prominent black lateral crown-stripe, warm olive-brown upperparts with slightly more rufescent rump and whitish underparts with warm buff breast-sides and flanks.
Similar looking species: Booted Warbler
Habitat: Reedbed and grassland near water.
Behaviour/Ecology: Skulks in reedbeeds and tall dense waterside vegetation.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)
Location: Kranji Marsh, Sengkang Riverside Park, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Jurong Eco Garden and Chinese/Japanese Gardens.
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Black-browed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2017). Acrocephalus bistrigiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22714709A111077307.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.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Black-browed Reed Warbler. Retrieved on December 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/black-browed-reed-warbler.