Photo by Melody

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Setophaga
Species: dominica


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Quincy, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Walkerton, Virginia

By Todd_Boland
Thumbnail #1 of Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) by Todd_Boland

By plantladylin

Thumbnail #2 of Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) by plantladylin

Member Notes:

Neutral rntx22 On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Description: 5.5 inches; yellow throat and upper breast; plain gray back; black crown and face; white supercilium-lores can be white or yellow (depending on race); long, thin, slightly decurved bill; black forehead, eyeline, cheek extends onto side of neck; white patch on neck; white underparts with black streaks on sides; white wing bars; black legs.
Female and immature plumages nearly identical to male

Habitat: Live oak forests with Spanish moss, southern pine forests, cypress swamps, bottomlands, river banks, orchards. Forages at the tops of trees with a deliberate, creeping motion. Small, active, insect-eating bird, often forages high in the canopy

Positive plantladylin On Feb 26, 2010, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

Such a pretty little bird! My Fl bird book says this one is a common year-round resident breeding throughout the north and central part of the state. Today is the first time I've ever seen one. Late this afternoon there was a little male at the feeder, probably eating the meal worms.

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