Definition of yellow–rumped warbler
: a North American wood warbler (Dendroica coronata) of which the adult male is grayish streaked with black above and largely white below with a yellow patch on the crown, rump, and each side of the breast. Immature yellow-rumped warblers are gray with many streaks. However, they are missing the classic yellow rump found on adults. — Jim Olichwier, St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1 May 2005 An early spring migrant, yellowrumps are on the move in large flocks in early April, making the species the first warbler to move in numbers. — Eirik Blom, Bird Watcher's Digest, May/June 1997 ◆The yellow-rumped warbler occurs in several distinct subspecies, including the Audubon's warbler (D. coronata auduboni) and myrtle warbler (D. coronata coronata).
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