- Setophaga discolor
12 cm (4¾ in)
- Yellow underparts
- Flanks streaked with black
- Olive upperparts
- Rusty streaks on back
- Yellow supercilium
- Dark eye-line
- Yellow below eye
- Long tails
Females and juveniles are duller
Formerly placed in genus Dendroica by Clements.
There are 2 subspecies1:
- S. d. discolor:
- Breeds throughout eastern United States
- S. d. paludicola:
- Breeds in mangroves and adjacent habitats along coastal Florida
Tidal marshes, fields and meadows; bushes near water and forest edges.
They breed in dry scrubby areas. Brushy areas and forest edges.
Their main diet consists of insects and spiders, supplemented by fruit and berries in the winter months.
They build nests of open cups, which are usually placed in a low area of a tree or shrub. They forage for insects on tree branches.
They frequently wag their tail feathers.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Dunn, Jon; Garrett, Kimball. 1997. A Field Guide to Warblers of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780395783214
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Prairie Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Prairie_Warbler
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