Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea

Length 5.5 in (14.0 cm)
Weight 0.5-0.7 oz (13.6-20 g)
Clutch Size 3-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Prothonotary Warbler is a beautiful yellow warbler that breeds in swamps in the eastern U.S. They winter in Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. One of the interesting facts about the Prothonotary Warbler is that the male often builds several incomplete and unused nests while the female builds the used one. Their nests are parasitized by the Brown-headed Cowbird. They consume insects and snails.

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