Booted Warbler

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

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

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 11–12·5 cm

Identification:
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)

Location: A single bird wintering at Kranji Marsh between December 2017 and March 2018.

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

References:
BirdLife International. (2017). Iduna caligata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Downloaded on 2 September 2021