yellow-rumped warbler

noun
variants: or yellowrump

Definition of yellow-rumped warbler

plural yellow-rumped warblers or yellowrumps
: 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 OlichwierSt. Paul Pioneer Press1 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 BlomBird Watcher's DigestMay/June 1997
Note: 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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circa 1813

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