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Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea

Native Species
Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
The Prothonotary Warbler breeds throughout most of the southeastern U.S. but is local and scattered throughout the northern states and is largely absent from New England and the Appalachian Mountains (Petit 1999). In Montana, the Prothonotary Warbler has a single spring record over the past decade (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range

Western Hemisphere Range

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Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Relative Density


SUMMER (Feb 16 - Dec 14)
Direct Evidence of Breeding

Indirect Evidence of Breeding

No Evidence of Breeding

WINTER (Dec 15 - Feb 15)
Regularly Observed

Not Regularly Observed


(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

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Citation for data on this website:
Prothonotary Warbler — Protonotaria citrea.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from