French: Paruline à croupion jaune German: Kronenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita coronada
Other common names:
Yellow-rumped Warbler (when treated as conspecific with S. auduboni)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. hooveri
(McGregor, 1899) – Alaska and NW Canada (Yukon, C & S Northwest Territories and N British Columbia); migrates mainly to W USA and Central America.
S. c. coronata
(Linnaeus, 1766) – S Canada (from NC Alberta E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and NE USA (Minnesota and Wisconsin E to New England); migrates mainly to SE USA, E Central America and Caribbean, also Bermuda.
14–15 cm; 9·8–16·7 g. Has bright and contrasting yellow rump in all plumages. Male nominate race breeding has grey crown with bright yellow central... read more
Song a variable and loosely structured rather slow, flat trill, often sounding two-parted and... read more
Breeds in coniferous and mixed forests and woodlands in boreal zone, more often in mixed or... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and other arthropods in summer. In winter, feeds much more on fruit and berries, especially bayberry (Myrica),... read more
Season May–Aug, egg-laying May–Jul; sometimes two broods in a year. Nest a bulky cup of twigs, grasses and moss, lined with... read more
Short-distance to long-distance migrant, and in autumn moves later than do most other parulids;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). One of the commonest North American parulids; often very abundant, especially in favoured wintering areas, where it may form large... read more
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