Yellow Rump

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) have been persistent visitors to our suet feeders for about three weeks. The Eastern subspecies is also called the Myrtle Warbler. This name comes from their fondness for the berries of the Wax Myrtle, and they are said to be the only warbler able to digest such waxy fare. They are so common in Georgia that veteran birdwatchers tend to dismiss them. They are quite handsome little birds, however. In addition to their yellow rump, they have yellow markings on their sides as the photograph shows.


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