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Yellow-rumped Warbler

We are in the peak of the yellow-rumped warbler’s migration north to its breeding grounds (northern New England, Canada and Alaska). While its winter plumage is quite dull, its breeding plumage is very colorful. If you don’t spot one or more of these warbler flying from a branch to snatch an insect in mid-air, you might well hear the male’s softly whistled warble or trill. ( To hear the song of the yellow-rumped warbler, go to http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-rumped_Warbler/sounds. The myrtle race is most common in New England.) Yellow-rumped warblers often inhabit coniferous woods, where they build nests that are frequently lined with ruffed grouse feathers.

2 responses

  1. That is so cool that you can link to the bird sounds, Thanks so much I’ll learn a lot more from the connection.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

  2. I just saw this yesterday while hand-feeding chickadees – it is even more gorgeous in person! It was surprisingly bold, though it did not take any seeds from me. But thanks to this post I knew what it was!

    May 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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