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.
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.
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
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
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Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Eastern Crowned Warbler. Retrieved on November 25, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/eastern-crowned-warbler.