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.
Similar species: Yellow Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler
Best Sites: Watson Woods, Fain Lake Park