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 uppperparts 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)
Featured reports: Mar 2022
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Dusky Warbler)
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
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Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Dusky Warbler. Retrieved on May 30, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/dusky-warbler.