Scientific Name: Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Malay Name: Cekup-Paya Kecil Biasa
Chinese Name: 黑眉苇莺
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.
Habitat: Reedbed and grassland near water.
Ecology/Behaviour: Skulks in reedbeeds and tall dense waterside vegetation.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Kranji Marsh, Sengkang Riverside Park, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Jurong Eco Garden and Chinese/Japanese Gardens.
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