Conspicuously placed splashes of vivid yellow contrast beautifully against black and white and creating one of America’s most engaging bird species

Yellow and white splashes contrast brilliantly with black to create America’s most widely distributed bird species.

The yellow rump warbler (Setophaga coronata) is a widespread North American bird that may be seen all throughout the continent.

Conspicuously placed splashes of vivid yellow contrast beautifully against black and white and creating one of America's most engaging bird species

During the summer, both male Yellow rump warblers have streaking black on slate blue backs with white wing patches, a streaked breast, and vibrant yellow spots on the head, flank, and rump.

The Audubon’s warbler has a yellow throat patch as well, but the Myrtle warbler has a white throat, a white eye stripe, and a contrasting black cheek patch.

Females of both species seem similar to males, except they have brown striping on the front and rear of their bodies, as well as conspicuous yellow rumps.

Conspicuously placed splashes of vivid yellow contrast beautifully against black and white and creating one of America's most engaging bird species

Yellow-rumped warblers are reported to exist in either strictly coniferous or mixed coniferous-deciduous ecosystems in North America, where coniferous forests blend with trees such as aspen and willow.

In contrast to the Myrtle warbler, the Audubon’s warbler prefers comparable habitat in and around several mountain ranges.

They make a deep cup-shaped nesting from of twigs, bark, and many other fibers during the mating season.

Conspicuously placed splashes of vivid yellow contrast beautifully against black and white and creating one of America's most engaging bird species

The rim of the cup is braided with softer material, such as grass, hair, and feathers, and is constructed to protect it from predators. Within, four to five eggs are deposited.

For 12 to 13 days, the eggs are incubated. The young are lingered for 10 to 14 days before being able to fledge.

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