Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata

Images from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Field Marks
  • Bright yellow rump
  • Small, yellow, crown patch
  • Blue-gray crown, nape, and back 
  • White throat
  • Yellow patch at side of breast
  • White wing bars


A highly adaptable bird, the Yellow-rumped Warbler can be found in a variety of habitats including coniferous forest, mixed woodlands, deciduous forest, pine plantation, bogs, forest edges, and openings. 


The Yellow-rumped warbler is common in Atlanta during spring and fall migration.  One of the best places to see them is in the forest at Fernbank Science Center.