Eastern Crowned Warbler

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus coronatus
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Raja Timur
Chinese Name: 冕柳莺

Found from Russia, China, Korea to Japan and winters to Southeast Asia


Size: 12.5-13 cm

Resembles Arctic Warbler and Sakhalin Leaf Warbler but has well-defined pale median coronal stripe on darker crown (which is more distinct at the rear often not reaching the fore-crown), longer bill with dark upper mandible and pale lower mandible (with no dark tip), yellower-green upperparts, whiter underparts and pale yellow undertail-coverts.

Similar looking species: Yellow-browed Warbler, Arctic Warbler, Sakhalin Leaf Warbler

Habitat: Forests, mangroves, gardens, parks and suitable wooded areas.

Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the canopy where it forages in the foliage.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh, Bidadari, Tuas South and Pasir Ris Park.


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

BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus coronatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.