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Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Setophaga coronata auduboni)

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Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler
Breeding adult male

General Description: Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata auduboni) are flashy little birds with a yellow rump and yellow on the sides, chin, and crown. In breeding season, they have black on the sides of the chest and bold, white wingbars. The chin is yellow - compare with Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Parulidae. Formerly Dendroica coronata auduboni.

Favored Habitat: Found in all habitats, especially during winter, these birds prefer brushy areas and trees.

Where to Find: Corn Creek, Willow Springs, and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Adult female

Comments: Myrtle and Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers are currently considered to be subspecies (or races) of the same species. Myrtles are eastern warblers that generally stay east of the Rocky Mountains, while Audubon's are western warblers that generally stay west of the Rocky Mountains. They interbreed high in the Rocky Mountains where they both occur, and so are considered the same species. They look alike except for the throat: Myrtle is white; Audubon is yellow.

Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers (Dendroica coronata auduboni) If you were a tasty bug or a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) more to come ...
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Yellow-rumped Warbler taking a bath
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
All wet and clean after a bath: "Yo, human, bring me a towel!"
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni) Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler bathing
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata auduboni)
Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler splashing water everywhere

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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