Yellow BirdsYellow Birds
Common Name
Scientific Name
Look For These Markings
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Yellow above and below;
black cap, wings & tail
5 1/4"
Green Warbler
Dendroica virens Yellow breast; green above;
black throat and down sides
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Yellow breast; gray black
spotted necklace
5 1/2"
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina Yellow below; green back;
brown ear patch and
streaks on sides
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pennsylvanica Yellow crown; chestnut on;
sides streaked above
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Yellow below; green back;
black mask
5 1/4"
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis Yellow below; gray head and
breast; white eye ring
5 1/2"
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Yellow breast with black;
crescent; streaked above
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Yellow forehead, ears and
below; green back; cap and
throat black
5 1/2"
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus Yellow below; black crown and
ears; yellow over eye
5 1/2"
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Yellow below and on rump;
black back & spots on breast
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia Yellow below; gray head and
5 1/2"
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla Yellow below; green back;
brown patch on crown;
head gray above
4 3/4"
Northern Parula Parula americana Yellow breast; yellowish patch
on back; brown on throat
4 1/2"
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Yellow below; green back;
brown crown and streaks
on side; white on tail
5 1/4"
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor Yellow below; green back;
brown spots on back;
black stripes on side
4 3/4"
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Yellow below; green back;
orange-yellow head;
white on tail
5 1/4"
Verdin Auriparus flaviceps Yellow head; gray body;
brown on shoulders
4 1/2"
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia Yellow below; green back;
yellow crown; brown strips;
on sides
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Yellow breast; green back
gray head; white over eye
7 1/2"
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow head; black body;
white patch on wing
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Yellow patch on crown, rump;
and side; streaked with;
gray above
5 1/2"
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica Yellow breast; gray back;
black through eye and;
down sides
5 1/4"

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