|American Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
(aka Dendroica petechia)
The Yellow Warbler consists of many sub-species and is probably due for a significant taxonomic review. It breeds throughout most of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America. The North American population migrates southwards in the winter while much of the Central American and South American populations are sedentary. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|Plumage varies widely though common elements are the overall yellow colouring and the reddish streaks on the underparts of the males. Most northerly species tend to be plainer and similar to these photos while the nominate sub-species has a well-defined rufous cap and the more southerly sub-species have entirely rufous-chestnut hoods.|
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