Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary warbler (Woods for Wildlife NC)
The Prothonatary warbler lives in wooded swamps, forested wetlands, and forests near lakes and streams. It tends to avoid forest patches smaller than 250 acres.

All About Birds – Prothonotary warbler (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Often called a “swamp warbler” in the southeast, the Prothonotary warbler also occurs surprisingly far to the north along rivers. Its population is declining, due to loss of forested wetlands in the U.S. and mangroves on its wintering grounds.

Prothonotary warbler (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)
The Prothonotary Warbler is unique among eastern warblers because it nests in tree cavities in flooded forests.

Birds of North Carolina – Prothonotary warbler (Carolina Bird Club)
The Prothonotary Warbler has often been called the “Golden Swamp Warbler” with good reason — the male’s bright golden head and breast often glow amid the dark green color of its swampy habitat.

Audubon Guide to North American Birds – Prothonotary Warbler
Audubon has identified the Prothonotary Warbler as one of 32 priority-bird species within the Atlantic Flyway.  A priority species is one that is particularly threatened in terms of the species’ long-term survival.