Wild Florida Photo - Setophaga discolor

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Setophaga discolor


Synonym: Dendroica discolor

Florida native


Prairie warblers are found in a variety of habitats throughout the eastern United States and into Ontario, often brushy second growth woodlands.
The Florida prairie warbler - subspecies paludicola - ranges from central Florida southward into the West Indies during the winter and breeds almost exclusively in the mangroves of south Florida and the Tampa Bay area.
S. discolor discolor is olive colored above and yellow below with black stripes on the sides. Males also have chestnut streaks on the back. Females are paler with less solid side stripes. This is the only warbler with yellow underparts and a dark malar stripe separating the yellow below the eye from the yellow on the throat.
S. discolor paludicola is much paler overall with males lacking the dark side stripes and the reddish markings on the back.
Previously considered the genus Dendroica. now classified as being in the genus Setophaga.

Setophaga discolor is a member of the Parulidae - Wood-warblers family.

Other species of the Setophaga genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Setophaga coronata - YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
  View  Setophaga palmarum - PALM WARBLER

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For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds page for this species

Date record last modified:
Aug 07, 2016

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