Size:  5”

Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A dull yellow color overall with olive-green streaking on the belly and flanks.  A thin, broken eye-ring.  The orange crown is rarely visible, so it is not a reliable field mark for identification.

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

Time of year:  Spring, Fall

Relative Abundance:  Common during migration, rare in winter

Behavior:  An active foliage gleaner as it moves through trees and shrubs in search of insects. Behavior and bill structure are the clues that identify this bird as being a warbler.

Diet:   Insects

Similar species:  Yellow Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler

Best Sites:   Watson Woods, Fain Lake Park