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Yellow Warbler

Dendroica petechia

Photo © by Robert Shantz

This Yellow Warbler was photographed by Robert Shantz. Juan Miller Road at Blue River north of Morenci, Arizona March 31, 2004.

Illustration by Louis Agassiz Fuertes (artist, 1874-1927).

This image by Louis Agassiz Fuertes is hosted at Wikimedia where there are more shared images by this artist.

Where there are willows, cottonwoods or sycamores in the Sonoran Desert there are likely to be Yellow Warblers. These are the rare riparian habitats that support so many of the unique species in the desert. Warblers are largely insectivorous and their principal foods are caterpillars and other arthropods cleaned from foliage. During the winter months these migrants return to the tropics where insect prey remain available.

Mostly Spring/Summer Only - migrates to tropics for winter

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