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
Adult has prominent whitish supercilium, warm olive-brown upperparts and whitish underparts with warm buffish wash on flanks.
Habitat: Reedbeds, scrubs and wet grasslands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Skulks in thick vegetation.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Acrocephalus orientalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.