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prothonotary warbler

Protonotaria citrea


•Large warbler, small songbird. •Head and chest deep yellow, almost orange. •Eyes black. Back greenish. •Wings gray and without wingbars. •Belly and undertail white. •White spots in tail.


Prothonotary Warblers breed in wooded swamps and other bottomland forests. Characteristic tree species include willows, sweet gum, willow oak, black gum, tupelo, bald cypress, elms, and river birch. On their wintering grounds Prothonotary Warblers are abundant in mangrove forests.


this is a fall migration bird found on the gulf coastal area of Texas •The name "Prothonotary" refers to clerks in the Roman Catholic church, whose robes were bright yellow.

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SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Marta

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful warbler!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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