Photo Credits: Don Faulkner

Photo Credits: Don Faulkner

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

STATUS: Native, Least Concern, Migratory

DESCRIPTION:

HABITAT: Prothonotary Warblers live in wet wooded areas such as swamps and flooded forests.

DIET: Their diet consists of insects, other invertebrates such as snails, fruit, and seeds.

NOTES: 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