Yellow-throated Warbler

Setophaga dominica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

YTWA

Code 6

SETDOM

ITIS

Egg Color:

Gray or green with purple, red and gray marks



Number of Eggs:

4



Incubation Days:

12



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

10 - 100 feet high in trees.



Nest Material:

Plant down. stems. grasses, and cocoon material, with lining of feathers and fine plant material.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Yellow-throated Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with plain gray upperparts, bright yellow throat, and white underparts with black spots on sides. Head has black face patch and white eyebrows. Wings are dark with two white bars. Tail is gray with white spots near corners. Sexes are similar.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Yellow-throated Warbler: Four purple-spotted, pale green eggs are laid in a nest made of grass and bark strips, lined with hair and feathers, and often set in a clump of Spanish moss or in a pine needle bunch. Incubation ranges from 12 to 13 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Yellow-throated Warbler: Diet includes beetles, moths, flies, grasshoppers, crickets, and spiders; gleans food from leaves and branches.

Vocalization

Yellow-throated Warbler: Song is a series of clear ringing notes descending in pitch and increasing in speed, rising abruptly at the end "tweede-tweede-tweede-dee-da-ma-deet."

Similar Species

Yellow-throated Warbler: Wilson's Warbler has longer, darker tail and lacks yellow tail spots. Orange-crowned Warbler is olive-green overall and has paler underparts.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
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
Parts of a Flying bird X