Scientific Name: Poliolimnas cinereus
Malay Name: Ruak-ruak Kening Putih
Chinese Name: 白眉苦恶鸟
Found from Southeast Asia to Northern Australia
Size: 19-21.5 cm
Adult is easily identified by a combination of small size, dark orbital area bordered above and below by broad white streak (resembling eye-brow), greyish crown, nape, breast and upper flanks, brownish upperparts, yellowish bill with some red at base and yellowish-green legs and feet. Juvenile resembles adult but the greyish parts are somewhat browner, facial features less distinct and lacks red at base of bill.
Habitat: Well-vegetated freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually more active in the early morning and evening when they are fairly conspicuous when feeding in the open.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Lorong Halus, Kranji Marsh and Sengkang Riverside Park.
Featured reports: Aug 2022
BirdLife International. (2016). Amaurornis cinerea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22692723A93366932.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.