yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4 inches
small, active, insect-eating bird
Thin, pointed bill
Mostly yellow plumage
Greenish-yellow wings and tail with yellow feather edges
Plain yellow face with yellow eye ring surrounding dark eye
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley