The Hooded Warbler arrives on it’s breeding territories after leaving wintering areas in Mexico especially the Yucatan, adjacent Central America and islands in the Carribean. The distinctive black hooded set off by yellow face and breast feathers makes the male stand out, the lack of the prominent hood on the female can make an id more difficult. A careful study of the bird will show the large black eye, and the habit of a flickering reveal of white outer tail feathers as it forages. Breeding primarily in the South East USA, it is on the edge of it’s range in the North East for now and continuous breeding habitat loss is a concern.
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