Scientific Name: Phylloscopus coronatus
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Raja Timur
Chinese Name: 冕柳莺
Range: Found from Russia, China, Korea to Japan and winters to Southeast Asia
Size: 12.5-13 cm
Identification: 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: Common 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.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Eastern Crowned Warbler)
BirdLife International. (2016). Phylloscopus coronatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715348A94449332.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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Eastern Crowned Warbler. Retrieved on June 3, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/eastern-crowned-warbler.