Oriental Reed Warbler

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

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

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

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.

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.

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

References:
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.