October: Yellow Rumped Warbler

Oct 4, 2015 by

Wood warblers are tiny, insect eating birds and are mostly forest dwellers. In autumn most migrate to warmer areas for the winter as insects in Connecticut are few and far between. One species of warbler (there are around 20 species that live in or migrate through Connecticut) you might see in your yard in fall or spring is the yellow rumped warbler. They’re a bit larger than most warblers and a little slower moving. If you learn to recognize the distinctive chip note they make, they become easy to see. They have bright yellow rumps even in their drab winter plumage.
Learn more at: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-rumped_Warbler/id

yellow-rumped-warbler

On the left is the female, on the right is an adult male.
Fall plumage similar to female.

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