Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa



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Adult male

Medium-sized, long-legged warbler. Entirely yellow below and olive-green above. Males have black sideburns and crown.


Long-legged warbler of the understory. Entirely yellow below and olive-green above. Females also have dark sideburns, but they are often grayer and the cap is often smaller and mottled black or gray.

Adult male

Medium-sized warbler of the understory. Yellow below with a black crown and sideburns.

Adult male

Males and females are entirely yellow below.

Adult male

Breeds in bottomland hardwood forests and forests near streams with dense understory. From a distance, note yellow underparts, long legs, and black sideburns.

Recommended Citation

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: