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Prairie Warbler Identification

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Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Olive-green upperparts.
  • Yellow throat and belly.
  • Black streaks on face, sides and flanks.
  • Wags tail.

Male Description

Olive-green upperparts, with rufous streaks on back. Bright yellow throat, breast, and belly. Bold black streaks on sides and flanks. Bright yellow eyebrow stripe. Dark line through eye. Yellow crescent under eye, bordered below by dark arc.

Female Description

Dull, unmarked olive upperparts. Dark streaks on sides. Pale yellow underparts. Subtle markings on face, including light arc under eye, bordered below by darker semicircle.

Immature Description

Head gray with whitish around eyes, chest olive-yellow with indistinct dark stripes along sides.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.3 in (11 cm)
    • Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6.4-8.8 g)

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