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Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata

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A small bird measuring up to 6 inches in length. Bright yellow rump, yellow patches and streaks on sides of chest, and white spots on the tail.
Breeds in North America and Central America and winters in southern North America, Central America, and the West Indies.
Coniferous and mixed forests, woodland edges, dunes, marshes, and residential areas.
1 to 6 white eggs with dark speckles and spots are laid in a twig nest placed in a conifer.
Natural History:
This species is the only warbler able to digest the waxes found in bayberries and wax myrtles (Myrica).
This species feeds on insects and some fruit, especially bayberries in winter.
Can be found in South Florida during the winter months only.
Kushlan & Hines (2014)

Copyright by: Joe Montes de Oca

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