In Alabama during: Fall | Spring | Summer
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Setophaga citrina
STATUS: Breeder. Common in spring, summer, and fall in all regions. Lowest Conservation Concern.
DESCRIPTION: The hooded warbler is a small bird, five and a half inches in length, but it is very striking in appearance. It is olive above and yellow underneath. The male has a yellow face and a starkly contrasting black hood and throat. It almost seems to glow in color when seen within the shady brush habitats it prefers. Females usually do not have the black hood and throat, though some do to varied extent. The bird’s scientific name, citrina, refers to its dazzling yellow color. The male’s song is a loud, penetrating, and musical “weeta weeta weet-tee-oh”.