Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea

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Adult male

Large, heavy-bodied warbler with a big head and bill. Bright yellow overall with an olive back and grayish wings. Undertail coverts are white.

Adult female

Large warbler with a thicker black bill and a big head. Females are slightly paler than males with a crown and nape washed with green.

Adult male

Forages in the understory, slowly hopping along branches, twigs, and on the ground.

Adult male

Large, big-headed warbler with a thicker bill than most warblers. Golden yellow overall with an olive back and gray wings.

Adult male

Nests in holes in trees or nest boxes in wooded swamps and forested wetlands.

Adult male

Heavy-bodied warbler that is yellow overall with a beady black eye.

Recommended Citation

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea), 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/prowar