A pretty little canopy dweller with a bright yellow head and wonderfully striped black and white flanks!

The black-throated green warbler (Setophaga virens) is around 11.5 to 14 cm long.

The male has a black chin, neck, and upper chest with a brilliant yellow face in breeding colors.

A pretty little canopy dweller with a bright yellow head and wonderfully striped black and white flanks!

His underbelly is mostly white, with black stripes going down his sides.

His crest and upper back portion are olive-green.

A faint yellow band runs over the lower chest and chin. The wings are gray with white stripes.

Mature females resemble males, except that they are less brilliant and have less black on their chins.

Instead of a white belly, juvenile males and females have a yellowish one.

The Black-throated Green Warbler breeds in coniferous and mixed woods in eastern and western North America, as well as cypress swamps on the southern Atlantic coast.

A pretty little canopy dweller with a bright yellow head and wonderfully striped black and white flanks!

Black-throated Green Warblers feed on foliage for insects, however they will occasionally consume fruit.

They have also been observed hovering in flight, looking for insects.

Males seldom take a second mate in these birds, which are seasonally monogamous.

Once chosen, he will remain near the female to assist with the construction of a cup-shaped nest near the trunk of a tree.

She will lay 3 to 5 eggs and will incubate them for up to 12 days.

A pretty little canopy dweller with a bright yellow head and wonderfully striped black and white flanks!

She will also perform the majority of the feeding once the chicks have hatched, however the male will assist her by bringing food to the nest.

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