prothonotary warbler

a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange-yellow head and underparts, and bluish-gray wings and tail.

1780–90, Americanism; so called because its coloration resembles the robes traditionally worn by prothonotaries Unabridged
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For its size, the prothonotary warbler sure is loud.
Spring migrations produce an abundance of wood warblers, including the prothonotary warbler.
Birds are numerous at the lake edge and include prothonotary warbler and nesting bald eagle.
The brightly colored prothonotary warbler and wood duck are relatively common.
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