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"Yellow Warbler" Wildlife Tip by MalenaN

Wildlife, Isla Santa María: 10 reviews and 27 photos

by MalenaN
  • - Isla Santa María
  • Yellow Warbler and Giant Tortoise - Isla Santa María
      Yellow Warbler and Giant Tortoise
    by MalenaN

If you see a small bright yellow bird on the Galápagos Islands it will be a Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia). The Yellow Warbler can be found all over Galápagos Islands and in all habitats.

The male has a bright yellow breast with reddish streaks, and the upper part is more yellow-green. On top of the head there is a reddish patch. The females are usually paler than the males and they don’t have the reddish patch on the head. Juveniles are greyer and only have a little yellow in their plumage.

The Yellow Warbler feeds on insects which it finds in vegetation or on ground. It is nesting between December - May.

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  • Written Nov 3, 2011
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