New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) - HBW 15, p. 764

French: Paruline orangée German: Zitronenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita Protonotaria
Other common names: Golden Swamp Warbler

Taxonomy: Motacilla citrea Boddaert, 1783, Louisiana, USA.
Affinities uncertain; a recent study indicates close genetic relationship with Vermivora cyanoptera and V. chrysoptera and with Limnothlypis swainsonii. Has hybridized with Dendroica petechia. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in SE Canada (extreme SE Ontario) and E USA from Great Lakes area S locally (excluding Appalachians) to W Texas and N & C Florida. Migrates to area from SE Mexico S to extreme NW South America, and Caribbean.