Size:  5.25”

Plumage/Description:  Male plumage is distinguished by a dark gray head and a black breast.  Back and wings are an olive-green/yellow color.  Belly, flanks and under-tail coverts are bright yellow.  An incomplete (broken) eye ring is a good field mark to aide in identification.  Females are marked similarly, but are paler.  Head, throat, and breast is gray in color.  Back, wings, and belly are similar to male plumage.

Habitat:  Residential, Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper, Riparian/Deciduous

Time of year: Spring, summer

Relative Abundance:  Common

Behavior:  A transient species in the Central Highlands or Arizona. Passes through central Arizona as it migrates northward in the spring, then again in late summer and early fall as it passes through on its way south.  Actively gleans in the foliage of trees and shrubs for insects.

Diet:  Insects

Similar species:  Other warbler species

Best Sites:  Watson Woods, Granite Creek Park