Yellow-throated Warbler

Dendroica dominica
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Description: Plain gray back; yellow throat and upper breast. Belly and undertail coverts white with streaks on sides. Large white patch on sides of head contrast with black face and crown.


Song: Starts with downslurred notes, followed by a few lower, rapid notes and ending with a sharply upslurred note. "Tear tear tear tew-tew-tew tewee."

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


Distribution: Breeds from central Texas north through southeast Kansas to portions of northern Illinois, west through central Indiana to portions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Abscent from Appalachian Mountains and other higher elevations. Found in lowland forests of tall woods in swampy areas with cypress, oaks, and tupelo. Also in lowland pine forests.

Winters in south-central Florida, the Bahamas, and Greater Antilles. Also from eastern Mexico through Nicaragua.

Reaches northern Midwest breeding areas mid- to late April.


Status: Northeastern populations reclaiming former breeding range; decling in Florida panhandle and Alabama. Breeding Bird Survey

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