yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4 inches

  • small, active, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, pointed bill

  • Mostly yellow plumage

  • Upperparts greenish-yellow

  • Greenish-yellow wings and tail with yellow feather edges

  • Plain yellow face with yellow eye ring surrounding dark eye

  • Yellowish legs

Adult male:

  • Plumage golden yellow

  • Rusty streaks on breast and flanks

Female and immature:

  • Plain yellow plumage

  • Streaks on breast absent or barely noticeable

  • Some birds have pale gray wash to plumage (southwestern United            States)

Similar species:

The male yellow warbler is easily recognized by its golden yellow
plumage and rusty streaks on the breast. Females and immatures
are similar to other mostly yellow warblers. Prothonotary warblers
have blue-gray, not yellowish wings and white undertail coverts.
Wilson's and hooded warblers have a yellow supercilium and a
more capped appearance. Blue-winged and orange-crowned
warblers have dark eyelines.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 11-12 days
Days to Fledge: 9-12
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of fruit

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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