Skip to main content

Prothonotary Warbler Identification

Looking for ID Help?

Our free app offers quick ID help with global coverage.

Try Merlin Bird ID

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Prothonotary Warbler is a large, heavy-bodied warbler with a big head and bill. It has shorter legs and a shorter tail than other warblers. Its bill is heavier and longer than most warblers.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Carolina Chickadee, smaller than a Song Sparrow.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes