Scientific Name: Gerygone sulphurea
Malay Name: Kelicap-Perepat Asia
Chinese Name: 黄胸噪刺莺
Range: Breeding Range: (OR, AU) Malay Peninsula, Sundas, Philippines, also Sulawesi
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: sulphurea, muscicapa, simplex, rhizophorae, flaveola.
Local Subspecies: sulphurea
Size: 10-10.5 cm
Identification: Sexes similar. Yellow underparts, greyish brown above. Dark cheeks and ear coverts strongly contrast with the yellowish throat giving it a strong 'hooded' appearance. Song consists of a series of high-pitched, rising and falling notes that have a bright, pausing cadence.
Habitat: Occurs in most habitats with trees, including highly urbanised landscapes.
Behaviour/Ecology: Sticks high to the canopy where it is often more often heard than seen. This species is a known host of the Little Bronze Cuckoo.
Local Status: Very common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)
Location: In almost any area with trees in Singapore, often heard singing even in built-up areas such as HDB estates.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
BirdLife International. (2017). Gerygone sulphurea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22704705A110987219.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.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Golden-bellied Gerygone. Retrieved on September 27, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/golden-bellied-gerygone.