Scientific Name: Prinia flaviventris
Malay Name: Perenjak-Padi Biasa
Chinese Name: 黄腹山鹪莺
Found from Pakistan to northern Indian subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia (except the Philippines)
Polytypic. Subspecies are: sindiana, flaviventris, sonitans, delacouri, rafflesi, halistona, latrunculus
Local Subspecies: rafflesi
Size: 12-14.5 cm
Identification: Adult has slaty-grey crown, head-sides and nape, olive-green rest of upperparts, narrow white supercilium in front of eye, whitish throat and upperbreast, bright yellow belly and long pinkish legs. Juvenile resembles adult but has duller head.
Habitat: Grasslands and open habitats.
Ecology/Behaviour: Skulky. Usually sings from the top of a reed stalk or grass stem.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Suitable habitats like Kranji Marsh, Punggol Barat, Lorong Halus, Coney Island, Tampines Eco Green, Pulau Ubin, Jurong Eco Garden and Tuas South.
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