Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler

Setophaga coronata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

YRWA

Code 6

SETCOR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Yellow-rumped Warbler has a tremendous range reaching up to generally 9.8 million square kilometers. This bird can be found in much of the Caribbean as well as parts of North, and Central America including Bahama, Belize, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and others. There are also vagrant populations in Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Its preferred habitat includes temperate, tropical and subtropical forests, shrublands and even rural gardens. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 90 million individuals. It is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Yellow-rumped Warbler have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler: Medium warbler, dark-streaked, blue-gray upperparts, yellow rump and throat. White belly, breast white and black streaked, yellow patches on the sides. Head dark blue-gray with yellow crown, black lores, white lower and upper eye crescents. Dark wings with white-edged coverts. Tail is dark with white corners.


Range and Habitat North America

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler: Breeds in coniferous forests from British Columbia and Alberta to southwest Saskatchewan, south to Arizona and New Mexico, and east to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Winters south to Mexico and rarely to Honduras. Found year-round along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, northern California, and parts of Mexico and Guatemala. Accidental to the eastern U.S. and Canada.


Range and Habitat Hawaii


Range and Habitat Palau

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INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Yellow-rumped Warbler is one of the most common warblers in North America.
  • Able to digest 80% of wax-coated berries such as bayberries, the Yellow-rumped Warbler is capable of wintering farther north than any other warbler.
  • The eastern Myrtle and western Audubon forms were once considered separate species. Due to recent genetic testing, they soon may be split and again be treated as two different species.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION



SONGS AND CALLS

Xeno-Canto Sound

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler A1

  • Title: Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler A1
  • Recordist: Andrew Spencer
  • Description: Call is a repeated "chek".
  • Location: CO
  • Date: "December 5, 2016"

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler DD1

  • Title: Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler DD1
  • Recordist: Jelmer Poelstra
  • Description: Song is a musical warble, "tuwee-tuwee-tuwee".
  • Location: WA
  • Date: "December 5, 2016"

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler B1

  • Title: Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler B1
  • Recordist: Richard E Webster
  • Description: Series of call notes.
  • Location: mx
  • Date: "December 5, 2016"

Lang Elliott Sound

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler 6

  • Title: Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler 6
  • Recordist: Lang Elliott
  • Description: Song lacks a distinctive pattern.
  • Date: "April 28, 2014"
  • Location: CA

Voice Text

"chek", "tuwee-tuwee-tuwee", "tsee"

Vocalization

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler: Song is a trill or musical warble, "tuwee-tuwee-tuwee." Call is a soft "chek" or "psit." Gives a clear "tsee" in flight.

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

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Michael Oberhofer

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X