Scientific Name: Phylloscopus inornatus
Malay Name: Cekup-Daun Kecil Biasa
Chinese Name: 黄眉柳莺
Range: Found from Central Asia to Siberia and northeastern China, wintering to the Indian subcontinent, southern China and mainland Southeast Asia
Size: 11-11.5 cm
Identification: Adult resembles Arctic Warbler and Eastern Crowned Warbler but is smaller and has broad yellowish-white supercilium, two broad yellowish-white wing bars and whitish tips on blackish tertials.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, wooded areas, parks and gardens.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the canopy.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, former Bidadari Cemetery, Pasir Ris Park and Sentosa.
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
BirdLife International. (2019). Phylloscopus inornatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22715310A146638886.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Yellow-browed Warbler. Retrieved on December 6, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/yellow-browed-warbler.