prothonotary warblerprothonotary warbler
a wood warbler (Protonotaria citrea) with yellow-orange head and underparts and bluish-gray wings
Origin of prothonotary warblersaid to be so named in reference to the yellow hood worn by certain prothonotaries
A warbler (Protonotaria citrea) of the Americas, having a golden-yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.
Origin of prothonotary warblerFrom prothonotary (apostolic), probably on the model of cardinal (the prothonotary warbler's showy plumage being likened to the colorful robes worn by the prelature).