Scientific Name: Phylloscopus fuscatus
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Perang Rawa
Chinese Name: 褐柳莺
Range: Found from eastern Eurasia, northern China to Siberia and winters to the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Indochina and the Thai-Malay Peninsula
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: fuscatus, robustus.
Size: 12-12.5 cm
Identification: Adult resembles Arctic Warbler but has dark to greyish-brown upperparts without any pale wing bars, dirty-whitish underparts and buffish wash on breast-sides, flanks and undertail-coverts.
Similar looking species: Arctic Warbler
Habitat: Open areas and often in wetter habitats than other Phylloscopus warblers.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents low bushes and small trees, usually within the vicinity of water.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715264A94445738.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.). Dusky Warbler. Retrieved on December 5, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/dusky-warbler.