Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina

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Adult male

Adult males have a bright yellow face surrounded by a black hood and throat. They are olive above and yellow below. Often fans tail to show white outer tail feathers.

Female/immature

Females/immatures have a yellow face and throat and an olive crown and back. The underside of the tail feathers are white, the outer corners of which flash white when fanned.

Adult female

Adult females have a bright yellow face surrounded by a partial blackish hood and sometimes a bit of black on the throat. The black patches are not as complete as adult males.

Female/immature

Some females/immatures show a partial black crown spotted with yellow. Entirely yellow below except for white undertail feathers.

Adult male

Often found in the understory of forests with shrubby understory. Adult males have a bright yellow face and a beady black eye surrounded by a black hood and throat.

Adult male

Adult males have a bright yellow face surrounded by black hood and throat. Olive above and yellow below. Often fans tail to show white outer tail feathers.

Adult male

Breeds in hardwood forests in the Eastern United States with a shrubby understory.

Recommended Citation

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/hoowar