Scientific Name: Acrocephalus orientalis
Malay Name: Cekup-Paya Besar Asia
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.
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