Yellow-rumped Warbler

(Setophaga coronata)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Yellow-rumped Warbler

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Abundant migrant, common breeder

Habitat

Coniferous and mixed forests

Size

5 to 6 in length

9 wingspan

     
      Photo by Kim Harcey
 
Identification

The upperparts are gray with black streaking on the male, dark gray streaking on the female. There is a yellow rump, a yellow patch on the sides, and on the male a yellow patch on the crown. The underparts are white with dark streaking. The chin is white. The male has a black breast band.

 
Voice

 

 
Similar
Species

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) throat and underparts are yellow. It does not have a yellow crown.

 
Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late March to early June and August to early November

 
Comments

Taxonomy
In 2011 all of the wood warblers were reclassified resulting in new genus names for almost all of them. The Yellow-rumped Warbler, formerly classified Dendroica coronata, is now classified Setophaga coronata.

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Audubon’s Warbler (Setophaga coronata auduboni)

Black-fronted Warbler (Setophaga coronata nigrifrons)

Goldman's Warbler (Setophaga coronata goldmani)

Hoover's Warbler (Setophaga coronata hooveri)

Myrtle Warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata)

 
Synonyms

Dendroica coronata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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These birds were very small and moved quickly. Many of them around mainly eating seeds in the short grasses and some in mountain ash trees.

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I just recently had my first experience with the Yellow-rumped Warbler & I wanted to share....

I noticed a male at my window feeders & it was very friendly & inquisitive. I decided to hold my hand out the window with seeds to see what it would do.

It immediately came to my hand, I got pictures & a video on my cellphone camera.

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Urban parks host a large variety of wildlife if you really spend some time observing.

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A quick look at an adult male Yellow-rumped warbler.

   
       
       
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Published on May 9, 2017
 
   
 
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I just recently had my first experience with the Yellow-rumped Warbler & I wanted to share....

I noticed a male at my window feeders & it was very friendly & inquisitive. I decided to hold my hand out the window with seeds to see what it would do.

It immediately came to my hand, I got pictures & a video on my cellphone camera.

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  Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 02
Published on May 9, 2017
 
   
 
About

I just recently had my first experience with the Yellow-rumped Warbler & I wanted to share....

I noticed a male at my window feeders & it was very friendly & inquisitive. I decided to hold my hand out the window with seeds to see what it would do.

It immediately came to my hand, I got pictures & a video on my cellphone camera.

© 2019 Kim Harcey
Uploaded by MinnesotaSeasons.com

   
       
  Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 03
Published on May 9, 2017
 
   
 
About

I just recently had my first experience with the Yellow-rumped Warbler & I wanted to share....

I noticed a male at my window feeders & it was very friendly & inquisitive. I decided to hold my hand out the window with seeds to see what it would do.

It immediately came to my hand, I got pictures & a video on my cellphone camera.

© 2019 Kim Harcey
Uploaded by MinnesotaSeasons.com

   
       
       
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Yellow-rumped warbler (eastern, myrtle) singing in the Maine boreal forest. © 2011 Garth McElroy

   
       
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Published on Apr 20, 2012

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (20 April 2012).

   
       
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Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (13 May 2011).

   
       
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Published on Apr 20, 2014

Coon Rapids Dam, Minnesota,

April 20, 2014

   
       

 

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Luciearl
10/7/2019

Location: Cass County

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Margot Avey
9/28 and 9/29/2018

Location: Duluth MN and Two Harbors MN

These birds were very small and moved quickly. Many of them around mainly eating seeds in the short grasses and some in mountain ash trees.

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Bear Peterson
9/27/2018

Location: Austin MN

For the bird watchers,
I thought at first I was seeing a redstart perched on top of the sunflower just outside my back door in Austin MN, but wait a minute, a redstart doesn’t have a bright yellow bib, nor do they have the white markings in the places this bird did. It was in a mixed flock of Black and White Warblers and Myrtle’s Yellow Rumped Warblers. In trying to find a match the photo that most closely resembles the bird I saw makes absolutely no sense at all, that’s the Goldman’s Yellow Rumped Warbler of Central America and Southern Mexico , but they do not migrate, nor does their range extend as far north as Austin Texas, much less Austin MN.

And of course, when I first saw it, it was in a perfect spot for a photo, not even 6 feet away from me through clean glass, sitting still in full sunlight. But I didn’t even have the cell phone on me, by the time I got back with a camera it was perched on the fence at the back side of our lot, in the shade of a big maple and just out of the range of the lens’s zoom.

Any more plausible explanations than a Goldmani suddenly developing a wanderlust and heading up to “El Norte” last Spring or a Myrtle randomly developing the same markings as its Goldman cousins would be greatly appreciated.


GoGo
5/12/2018

Location: Appaloosa Woods, Maple Grove, MN

and remember you are never alone...


Kim Harcey
5/9/2017

Location: Cambridge, MN

I just recently had my first experience with the Yellow-rumped Warbler & I wanted to share....

I noticed a male at my window feeders & it was very friendly & inquisitive. I decided to hold my hand out the window with seeds to see what it would do.

It immediately came to my hand, I got pictures & a video on my cellphone camera.

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Wayne Rasmussen
4/23/2003

Location: Maplewood Heights Park

Urban parks host a large variety of wildlife if you really spend some time observing.

Yellow-rumped Warbler


     
     
 
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