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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Setophaga coronata 
Warbler family (Parulidae)

A large warbler. Back is gray with black streaks, white wing bars, black cheeks, yellow rump, yellow patch on side in front of each wing, yellow crown patch, white throat.

Open forests.


Song is a musical trill, often in two-note phrases, “chee chee chee chee cheedle cheedle.”  Call is a loud “tup” or “check.

Name Origin:

The genus name Setophaga is from the Greek for "moth eater."  The species name coronata is from the Latin for "crowned," referring to its yellow crown.

In the Nature Park:
Migrant. Stops over for one to two weeks during spring and fall migration.