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
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)
- Bird List Revision for April 2018 (Revisions)
- Bird List Revision for January 2018 (Revisions)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Booted Warbler)
BirdLife International. (2017). Iduna caligata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22714891A111100210.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Booted Warbler. Retrieved on June 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/booted-warbler.