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Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Setophaga coronata coronata)

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Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata)

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

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Parulidae. Formerly Dendroica coronata coronata.

Favored Habitat: Myrtles are eastern warblers that are supposed to stay east of the Rocky Mountains.

Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata)

Where to Find: Don't expect to see these warblers anywhere, but Corn Creek is probably the most likely place to find them; also check the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata)

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 Rockies where they both occur, and so are considered the same species. They look alike except for the throat: Myrtle is white; Audubon is yellow.

Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata) If you were a tasty bug or a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!

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