Plumage/Description: Males are bright yellow on the underside, with a gray head, and a Rufous patch on the crown of the head. The back, wings, and tail are an olive-green color. Female plumage is similar, but paler overall and they lack the Rufous patch on the crown of the head. Males and females have a conspicuous complete white eye-ring.
Habitat: Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper, Ponderosa/Coniferous
Time of year: Spring, Fall
Relative Abundance: Common during migration as they briefly pass through Arizona
Behavior: An active foliage gleaner as it searches for insects in trees and shrubs.
Similar species: Virginia’s Warbler
Best Sites: Lower elevations of the Bradshaw Mountains, in transition zones where there is a lot of oak, not so much in the Ponderosa Pine habitat.