Lanceolated Warbler

Scientific Name: Locustella lanceolata
Malay Name: Cekup-Tikus Berjalur Kecil
Chinese Name: 矛斑蝗莺

Found from Siberia, northern China, Japan to Korea and winters to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia

Polytypic. Subspecies are: hendersonii, lanceolata

Size: 12-13.5 cm

Identification: Resembles Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler but smaller and shows prominent streaking on crown, mantle, rump, lower throat, breast, flanks and undertail-coverts and lacks the pronounced rufescent plumage tones. Juvenile is somewhat less heavily/boldly streaked.

Similar looking species: Pallas’s Grasshopper WarblerZitting Cisticola

,Habitat: Grass, weeds and scrub.

Behaviour/Ecology: Very skulking, forages on or near ground and difficult to flush.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Punggol Barat, Tanah Merah Grassland, Lorong Halus, Kranji Marsh, Bidadari and Tuas South.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore