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Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.

Description:
A small bird measuring up to 6 inches in length. Bright yellow rump, yellow patches and streaks on sides of chest, and white spots on the tail.
Range:
Breeds in North America and Central America and winters in southern North America, Central America, and the West Indies.
Habitat(s):
Coniferous and mixed forests, woodland edges, dunes, marshes, and residential areas.
Reproduction:
1 to 6 white eggs with dark speckles and spots are laid in a twig nest placed in a conifer.
Natural History:
This species is the only warbler able to digest the waxes found in bayberries and wax myrtles (Myrica).
Food:
This species feeds on insects and some fruit, especially bayberries in winter.
Comments:
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months only.
References:
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.

Copyright by: Joe Mdo, 2022.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2022.



 
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