Yellow-throated Warbler

Setophaga dominica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

YTWA

Code 6

SETDOM

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Yellow-throated Warbler has a fairly large range reaching up to roughly 1.9 million square kilometers. This bird can be found in many parts of North and Central America as well as the Carribean islands, including Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. It appears in tropical and subtropical forests, shrublands and also within inland wetlands such as rivers and streams. The species can also be found in areas of arable land, rural gardens and urban locations. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 1.6 million individual birds. It is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trend it has been evaluated as Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Yellow-throated Warbler: Medium warbler with gray upperparts, yellow throat, chin, and upper breast, white underparts with black spots on sides. Head has black face patch, white eyebrows. Wings are dark with two white bars. Tail is gray with white spots near corners. Bill, legs, and feet are black.


Range and Habitat

Yellow-throated Warbler: Breeds from Illinois, Ohio, and New Jersey south to Missouri, Texas, the Gulf Coast, and northern Florida. Spends winters along the Gulf Coast into Mexico and in the Caribbean. Preferred habitats include forests of pine, cypress, sycamore, and oak, in both swampy places and dry uplands.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"tweede-tweede-tweede-tweede-dee-da-ma-deet"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Yellow-throated Warbler was first described in 1766 by Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist.
  • It has a more extensive resident population in the southern United States than most other warblers.
  • It often creeps over the branches of the trunk like a Black-and-white Warbler.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Yellow-throated Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Imran Kahn

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
ChinX
The area of the face just below the bill.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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