Yellow Warbler

Dendroica petechia
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Description: Widespread and highly variable in plumage. In general the upperparts are olive yellow and underparts yellow. Variable amount of red streaking on breast and flanks.

Song: A clear, variable, “sweet sweet sweet I’m-so-sweet.”

Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Distribution: Breeds throughout much of North America in wet deciduous thickets of early successional habitats.

Winters from central Mexico south through South America north of Amazonia.

Spring migrants of the eastern form either circumnavigate or cross the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Yellow Warblers arrive in the deep South in early April and in the Northeast in mid- to late April.

Western forms of the Yellow Warbler arrive in early to mid-March in Arizona, and arrive mid April in Northern California.

Status: Southeastern and western populations of Yellow Warbler are declining due to habitat loss; stable in remainder of breeding range. Breeding Bird Survey

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