Size:  5”

Plumage/Description: Males have a brilliant yellow head and face with a solid black throat. The breast and belly is white, back, wings and tail are gray, two prominent white wing bars. Females are similar except the yellow on the head and face is a pale yellow color, and the throat is more gray than black.

Habitat: Pinyon/Juniper, Ponderosa/Coniferous

Time of year: Spring and Fall

Relative Abundance:  Common during migration in the proper habitat.

Behavior:This migratory species passes through central Arizona on its way north in the spring, and on its way south in the fall. Like other warblers this species is a foliage gleaner, actively moving about in trees as it searches for insects.

Diet:  Insects

Similar species:   Townsend’s Warbler

Best Sites:  In the Bradshaw Mountains, Granite Basin Recreation Area