Birds Living II by Richard Stade - RStade

Yellow-throated Warbler

Dendroica dominica

August – Texas

L=5.5”...... WS=8” ...... WT=0.35 oz Order: Passeriformes (Passerine Birds) Family: Parulidae (Wood-Warblers)

Yellow-throated Warblers occupy two habitats - (i) mixed pine-hardwood forests and (ii) heavily wooded river/stream bottomlands and nest and feed mostly in the high canopy of these woodlands. Much of its foraging occurs in pine trees where it inserts its long bill into pine needles and pine cones in search of insects. Where sympatric (inhabiting the same geography) with the Pine Warbler there is little competition between these two birds since they employ differing foraging techniques due to the dissimilar length of their bills See next photo for photograph of Pine Warbler.