Yellow-rumped Warbler [Setophaga coronata] ~ 2017 #37

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler ~ Colony Farm Park, Port Coquitlam, BC ~ April 2017

While walking around Colony Farm Park in April I was lucky to catch a fleeting sight of a butter butt, formally known as the Yellow-rumped Warbler. The picture below shows his yellow rump patch. Although I am usually lucky enough to capture a few of these every year it

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler ~ Colony Farm Park, Port Coquitlam, BC ~ April 2017

FACT: “The Yellow-rumped Warbler is the only warbler able to digest the waxes found in bayberries and wax myrtles. Its ability to use these fruits allows it to winter farther north than other warblers, sometimes as far north as Newfoundland. ” [allaboutbirds.org]

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler ~ Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC ~ April 2016

If you’d like to see pictures of the Yellow-rumped Warbler from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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