North Louisiana Wildlife

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Male yellow-rumped warbler looking over his shoulder from a tree branch

Did you know that yellow-rumped warblers can digest waxes?

Yellow-rumped Warblers
a Glance

Female yellow-rumped warbler looking over her shoulder from a tree branch

Key Features:

Male yellow-rumped warblers are gray with some white on their wings. They have yellow faces, sides, and rumps. Females are duller and may have some brown on them.

Least Concern - Population Increasing


Forests, parks, and yards

nesting habits:

Yellow-rumped warblers build cup-shaped nests in trees of feathers, grass, hair, lichen, moss, pine needles, rootlets and, twigs.

seasons yellow-rumped warblers are active in our area:

Winter, early spring


Bugs, spiders, budworms, fruit, seeds, and aphid excretion

hunting Behavior:

Yellow-rumped warblers forage in the forest canopy and catch insects from the air.

commonly confused with:

Magnolia Warblers

Female yellow-rumped warbler foraging on a branch on a cold, gray day

Yellow-rumped warblers are often confused with magnolia warblers due to both being gray birds with some yellow on them.

Magnolia warbler preparing to take off from a tree

Unlike yellow-rumped warblers, magnolia warblers have yellow on their bellies.

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