Dusky Warbler

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus fuscatus
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Bakau
Chinese Name: 褐柳莺

Found from eastern Eurasia, northern China to Siberia and winters to the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Indochina and the Thai-Malay Peninsula

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.

Ecology/Behaviour: Frequents low bushes and small trees, usually within the vicinity of water.

Local Status: Very rare migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Only two records of single bird ringed at Tuas Grassland in February 1994 and January 1995.


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

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore