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American Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

American Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Aves > Passeriformes > Parulidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishAmerican Yellow Warbler
FrenchParuline jaune
SpanishReinita amarilla


A small bird breeding in the Montreal area migrating South to Central America and North of South-America in Autumn. The American Yellow Warbler prefered habitat is vegetation along rivers. Eats mostly insects.

How to Identify

All yellow with olive wings. Males have red stripes along the breast.

Where When to Spot

I see them from May to August in all parks around Montreal. Usually up in the upper branches of leaf trees.



2022-07-23Parc de la Cité
2022-06-11Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2022-05-25Parc Bernard-Landry
2022-05-21Parc Île-de-la-Visitation
2021-05-19Parc Angrignon
2019-07-07Parc de la Frayère
2019-07-07Parc Angrignon
2019-05-25Parc Angrignon
2019-05-11Parc Angrignon
2017-06-10Parc de la Frayère

Last updated on 2023-01-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.