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Birders affectionately call the yellow-rumped warbler “butterbutt.” because of its yellow rump. During the winter months it is the most abundant warbler in North America. The winter yellow-rumped warbler has a brown head, whitish/tan throat, round white eye ring, and streaks on sides of breast and white wing bars. At first glance, you would think that this North American bird was a sparrow.
During winter, yellow-rumped warblers find open areas with fruiting shrubs or scattered trees, such as parks, streamside woodlands, open pine and pine-oak forest, dunes (where bayberries are common), and residential areas. Spotted in the forest at Crooked river state park in St Marys, Georgia