Scientific Name: Vanellus cinereus
Malay Name: Ceriwit Kepala Kelabu
Chinese Name: 灰头麦鸡
Found from eastern Siberia to Japan, northeastern and eastern China, wintering to southern China, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia
Size: 34-37 cm
Identification: Adult has brownish upperparts, brownish-grey head, neck and upper breast with blackish breast-band, black-tipped yellowish bill, white belly and yellowish legs. Juvenile resembles adult but head, neck and breast more brownish and breast-band vague or absent.
Habitat: Rice fields, swampy/marshy areas and mudflats.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Only 5 confirmed sightings in Singapore: Sungei Buloh (Oct 2007, Nov 2011 and Dec 2016) and Kranji Marsh (Oct and Dec 2016).
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore