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American Yellow Warbler

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American Yellow Warbler, Galapagos

Overview

The American Yellow Warbler is a small songbird species which spends its winters in Central and South America. They are easily witnessed in the Islands, as they display a vibrant yellow color. These songsbirds primarily eat insects, feeding on insects by searching within shrubs, leaves, and tree branches. Uniquely, they also hunt like hawks by ambushing prey that try to fly away.


Fun Fact

*Yellow Warblers have found these creatures caught within orb weaver spider’s webs!. * The oldest-known Yellow Warbler was a female, and was at least 11 years old when she was recaught and rereleased in New York * During the breeding period they are fiercely territorial and will try to chase away any intruder of the same species that comes along.