Photo Credits: Don Faulkner

Photo Credits: Don Faulkner

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

Prothonotary Warblers live in wet wooded areas such as swamps and flooded forests. Their diet consists of insects, other invertebrates such as snails, fruit, and seeds. Prothonotary Warblers are slightly smaller than Song Sparrows. Their name comes from their bright yellow plumage that resembles the robes of Roman Catholic Prothonotaries. Their call is a series of “tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet” sounds. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare