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Prothonotary Warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Description:

Medium-sized warbler with olive-green back and blue-gray wings and tail. Head, neck, and underparts are vibrant yellow and the undertail coverts are white. Bill, legs and feet are black. The only eastern warbler that nests in tree hollows. Once called the Golden Swamp Warbler.

Habitat:

Wooded Swampland

Notes:

Lifer 212!

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4 Comments

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Thanks guys!

beallburton
beallburton 2 years ago

Great bird.

tmgerber
tmgerber 2 years ago

Such a beautiful picture. Great spotting

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

Wonderful spotting - I have only seen one of these twice and was really hard to get photos of. Love the second photo - as it peeks out from behind the tree as if to check and see if you are still there.

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.83, Long: -80.82

Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 17, 2012

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