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 )