Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

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Adult male (Northern)

Small, round-headed warbler with a beady black eye and stout bill. Adult males are bright yellow overall with a yellow-green back and chestnut streaks on the breast.

Adult female (Northern)

Small, round-headed warbler with a beady black eye and stout bill. Females are yellow overall with a yellow-green back and mostly unstreaked yellow underparts.

Adult male (Mangrove)

Yellow (Mangrove) Warblers along the coast of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America have chestnut heads and chestnut streaking on the breast.

Adult male (Golden)

Most Yellow (Golden) Warblers have a chestnut-capped and are residents in mangroves in the West Indies.

Immature (Northern)

Immatures are paler yellow overall, although some can be almost entirely grayish.

Immature (Northern)

Immatures vary from pale yellow to brownish to grayish. Note large beady black eye and stout bill.

Adult male (Northern)

Small, round-headed warbler with a beady black eye and stout bill. Adult males are bright yellow overall with a yellow-green back and chestnut streaks on the breast.

Adult male (Northern)

Breeds in shrubby thickets and woods, particularly along watercourses and in wetlands.

Adult male (Northern)

Distinctive entirely yellow warbler. Often found foraging in shrubby understories.

Recommended Citation

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia), 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/yelwar