Oriental Reed Warbler

Scientific Name: Acrocephalus orientalis
Malay Name: Cekup-Paya Besar Biasa
Chinese Name: 东方大苇莺

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


Size: 18-20 cm

Identification: Adult has prominent whitish supercilium, warm olive-brown upperparts  and whitish underparts with warm buffish wash on flanks.

Habitat: Reedbeds, scrubs and wet grasslands.

Ecology/Behaviour: Skulks in thick vegetation.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Kranji Marsh, Sengkang Riverside Park, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Chinese/Japanese Gardens, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Satay by the Bay.


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
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore