- 5.1–5.5 in
- 8.3 in
- 0.3–0.4 oz
- Paruline gorge jaune (French)
- Reinita gorgiamarilla, Verdín de garganta amarilla (Spanish)
- The breeding range of the Yellow-throated Warbler is more southerly, its wintering range more northerly, and it has a more extensive resident population in the southern United States than most other warblers.
Breeds in pine forest, sycamore-baldcypress swamp and riparian woodland. Found in migration and winter in a variety of woodland, scrub, brush and thicket situations but most frequently in pine woodland if such habitat is available.
Insects and spiders.
- Clutch Size
- 3–5 eggs
- Egg Description
- Pale greenish with dark speckles.
- Condition at Hatching
Often a cup-shaped pocket in Spanish moss, lined with grasses, weeds, feathers, and strands of moss woven into the nest. Open nests are made of bark strips, grasses, and weed stems, lined with plant down and feathers. Placed high in tree.
Forages by creeping along tree branches, probing into cracks, crevices, bundles of pine needles, and Spanish moss.
Populations appear stable; appears to be expanding breeding range northward.
- Hall, G. A. 1996. Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica). In The Birds of North America, No. 223 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.