Myrtle Warbler Setophaga coronata coronata  Synonyms: Butterbutt, Myrtle Warbler, MYWA, Yellow-rumped Warbler, YRWA.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Parulidae   >   Genus Setophaga   

Status:

Uncommon and local nesting species in Garrett Co. Common spring and fall migrant. Can be abundant in winter on the coastal plain, especially on the immediate coast. Uncommon to rare in winter as one moves west in the state.

Where to find:

Check coastal areas with large amounts of Wax Myrtle like Assateague Island. During migration any local migrant patch has the possibility of holding a Myrtle Warbler.

Relationships:

Successfully winters by feeding on various fruits, especially Wax Myrtle and Northern Bayberry. Myrtle Warblers also feed on the fruit of Eastern Red Cedar, Poison Ivy, and other plants whose fruit persist through the winter.

There are 427 records in the project database.

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A Myrtle Warbler in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (11/1/2018). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A Myrtle Warbler in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/2/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler Assateague Island, Maryland (10/22/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler Assateague Island, Maryland (10/22/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (10/14/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

Myrtle Warbler in Howard Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (10/20/2012). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A recently fledged Yellow-rumped Warbler in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A leucistic Yellow-rumped Warbler at Bayside, Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/18/2011). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Yellow-rumped Warbler in New Castle Co., Delaware (4/20/2011). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Myrtle Warbler feeding on Eastern Redcedar fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (11/20/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Myrtle Warblers bathing in Kent Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). Photo by Nancy Wyman. (MBP list)


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