Scientific Name: Butastur indicus
Malay Name: Helang-Rintik Utara
Chinese Name: 灰脸鵟鹰
Found from eastern Siberia, north-eastern China, Japan to Korea and winters to Southeast Asia
Size: 41-49 cm
Identification: Adult has mostly plain greyish-brown upperparts and upperbreast, whitish throat with distinctive black mesial stripes, greyish-brown rest of underparts with whitish barrings, pale underwing with dark wing-tips and three dark tail-bands. Juvenile has browner upperparts, broad whitish supercilium and dull whitish underparts with bold dark streaks.
Habitat: Open country, lightly wooded areas and reclaimed land
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Changi reclaimed land, Tanah Merah grassland, Tuas, Pulau Ubin, Henderson Wave, Kent Ridge Park and Sisters’ Islands.
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
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore