Bird’s facial design is really distinctive
The prairie warbler (Setophaga discolor) has olive upperparts with rusty streaks on the back, yellow underparts with dark streaks on the flanks, and a yellow patch beneath the eye. It also has a yellow line above the eye and a dark line through it.
These birds can be identified by their black legs, long tails, pale wing bands, and slender, pointed beaks.
Birds that are female or young have duller coloring.
The eastern and southeast regions of the United States are home to prairie warblers.
These birds like sand-covered pine barrens, historic dry clearings, and forest edges, especially along slopes and ridges.
Additionally, they choose laurel, dogwood, or hickory trees that have many blackberry bushes and secondary growth.
Among other insects, prairie warblers eat caterpillars, moths, tree crickets, lacewings, true bugs, beetles, aphids, leafhoppers, and grasshoppers.
They have also been observed to consume certain berries, sap-leaking spiders, and millipedes.
Males return to the same breeding region year after year, while females rarely do.
Typically, a nest is built between 1 and 45 feet up in a tree.
In Florida’s coastal areas, mangroves are used to construct nests.
The female builds the nest, which has the shape of an open cup and is covered in animal hair and densely felted plant materials like plant down.
Inside are four white eggs with brown spots grouped at the larger end of each egg.
The young, who leave the nest after 8–11 days, are fed by both parents.
With each adult taking care of a share of the brood for 40–50 days until the young are independent, parents may split their fledglings.