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Yellow Warbler -
(Dendroica petechia)



  • Small, bright yellow songbird
  • Back and wings slightly darker
  • Male has chestnut-red streaks on breast
  • Female duller yellow, no reddish streaks
  • 4.5-5" (11-13 cm.) 


  • Wet, shrubby areas
  • Brushy pastures
  • Forest edge

Additional Information

  • Common migrant, common summer resident
  • Often a host for Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Sometimes builds new nest atop
         old nest when cowbird eggs
         are discovered
  • Common KVR breeding bird

Female Yellow warbler in a willow tree

Male Yellow Warbler poses for a picture


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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