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Prothonotary warbler

Protonotaria citrea

Description:

It has an olive back with blue-grey wings and tail, yellow underparts, a relatively long pointed bill and black legs. The adult male has a bright orange-yellow head; females and immature birds are duller and have a yellow head. In flight from below, the short, wide tail has a distinctive two-toned pattern that is white at the base and dark at the tip. It is the only eastern warbler that nests in natural or artificial cavities, sometimes using old Downy Woodpecker holes. The male often builds several incomplete, unused nests in his territory; the female builds the real nest.

Habitat:

Lakeside


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4 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Gracias, valentinaa1!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thank you, godincgi! This was my first spotting of this bird so I was pleased! :)

godinc.gi
godinc.gi 6 years ago

Lovely

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.65, Long: -79.07

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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