Yellow-browed Warbler

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

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

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.

Similar looking species: Arctic Warbler, Sakhalin Leaf Warbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler

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.

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BirdLife International. (2019). Phylloscopus inornatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. 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.