Booted Warbler

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Scientific Name: Iduna caligata
Malay Name: Cekup-Pokok Kecil Utara
Chinese Name: 靴篱莺

Found from western and central Russia to Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan and western China with some populations wintering to the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka


Size: 11–12·5 cm

Resembles Black-browed Reed Warbler but is significantly smaller, lacks the black lateral crown-stripes, has a short faint supercilium, paler brown upperparts and pinkish legs.

Similar looking species: Oriental Reed Warbler, Black-browed Reed Warbler

Habitat: Open country among bushes and tall vegetation.

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages among trees and other tall vegetation instead of reed-beds and grassland.

Local Status: Vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)

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BirdLife International. (2017). Iduna caligata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Accessed on 1 January 2023