Prairie Warbler

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

Warblers are small, animated, migratory songbirds that can be a challenge to identify! The Prairie Warbler is a vocal summer resident of the inland pine barrens. Listen for the steady ascending musical notes. Males are bright yellow with black streaks down their sides. Females are dull olive above and yellow below, with dark streaks on their sides.


Habitat: Despite their name, Prairie Warblers actually prefer shrubland habitats to prairie. The inland pine barrens provides critical habitat for these birds.


Cool facts:

  • Female Prairie Warblers will often eat the eggshells after their young hatch.
  • Prairie Warblers overwinter in the Bahamas, on Carribean islands and in southern Florida! 

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