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.
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.
Featured reports: Mar 2022, Apr 2022, Oct 2022, Nov 2022, Dec 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Yellow-browed Warbler)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Yellow-browed Warbler. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/yellow-browed-warbler.