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YELLOW-WARBLER
SETOPHAGA PETECHIA

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KINGDOM : Animalia

PHYLUM : Chordata

CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Passeriformes

FAMILY : Parulidae

GENUS : Setophaga

SPECIES : S.Petechia

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The Yellow Warbler
(Setophaga petechia)

1. Description and Taxonomy
The Yellow Warbler is a small bird with 35 subspecies. It is known for its yellow and greenish-golden plumage. The summer males of this species are generally the yellowest warblers wherever they occur. They are brilliant yellow below and greenish-golden above. Females are somewhat duller, most notably on the head.

2. Habitat
The Yellow Warbler breeds in a variety of habitats, including woods and thickets along edges of streams, lakes, swamps, and marshes, favoring willows, alders, and other moisture-loving plants. In winter in the tropics, it favors semi-open country, woodland edges, towns. The breeding habitat of Yellow Warblers is typically riparian or otherwise moist land with ample growth of small trees, in particular willows.

3. Diet
The Yellow Warbler's diet is mostly insects. Up to two-thirds of its diet may be caterpillars of various kinds. It also feeds on mayflies, moths, mosquitoes, beetles, damselflies, treehoppers, and other insects, plus spiders; it also eats a few berries.

4. Behavior
Yellow Warblers forage from low levels up to treetops. They take insects from twigs and foliage, hover briefly to take items from the underside of leaves, and fly out after flying insects. Males tend to forage higher and in more open foliage than females. They are fiercely territorial during the breeding season and will try to chase away any conspecific intruder that comes along.

5. Reproduction
Yellow Warblers are generally serially monogamous and form pairs that remain together only during a single breeding season. They nest in trees, building a small but very sturdy cup nest. Females lay 4 to 5 eggs, incubation lasts 10 to 14 days, and the nestling period lasts from 8 to 12 days. Both parents share parental responsibilities.

6. Lifespan
The average lifespan of a Yellow Warbler is about 10 years. The maximum longevity recorded in the wild is 11 years.

7. Predators
Common predators of the Yellow Warbler nests include small animals such as the red squirrel, weasel, crows and ravens, and others.

8. Conservation Status
The Yellow Warbler is not considered threatened by the IUCN. However, localized declines have been observed due to habitat destruction and pollution. The North American populations are legally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. .

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