Dusky Warbler
Dusky Warbler (VIETNAM)
Dusky Warbler (VIETNAM)
Scientific Name 
Phylloscopus fuscatus
Arabic Name 
الدخلة القاتمة
Kuwaiti name 
11.0 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant, usually in the autumn or winter. This skulking dark brown warbler may be under-recorded, but if seen well it is quite distinctive: one should look for a long supercilium and reddish legs.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait with the last recorded at Al Abraq in November 2011, the first record was from Jahra Farm
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and breeds in east Asia. This warbler is strongly migratory and winters in southeast Asia, but is prone to vagrancy. The call is a harsh 'check' and is often the first clue that this typically skulking species is present, away from the breeding grounds.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation