La. passer sparrow, small bird
La. forma form, kind, species
La. parus a tit (small bird)
La. linteatus clothed in linen
Gr. photos first
La. notarius secretary (the
Chief Secretary of the
Chancery in Rome wore
La. citreus of the citrus tree
La. critron yellow
Robert Bruce Horsfall
About five inches long with radiant
colors. Conspicuous black eyes and beak stand out from the rich orange head. Orange neck,
throat and breast with lighter belly. Greenish yellow back. Blue-gray wings and tail
Inhabits woodland bordered swamps, ponds and stream bottom lands east of the
Great Plains from the Gulf States along the Mississippi Valley to Minnesota, and the lower
Great Lakes States, to the eastern seaboard from Florida to New York, occasionally as far
Builds nests of twigs, leaves and moss in natural or abandoned
cavities low to the ground in decaying stumps and up to fifteen feet high in trees
overhanging or standing in water.
Lays four to seven creamy-white speckled eggs which hatch after about two weeks
incubation and young leave the nest in about another two weeks.
F. Schuyler Mathews
Forages for insects in bushes and low trees, often willow trees over water. Best observed in its habitat from a canoe.
The Prothonotary Warbler nest box has a 5" by 5" floor, 6" inside
ceiling, 1 1/8" diameter entrance hole located 5"
above the floor and ventilation openings. Assembled with corrosion resistant screws fit to
pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes. Hinged roof is secured with shutter hooks for easy
Mount on a tree, stump, or post over water from waist level up to an extended reach.
Remove nest after brood rearing season.
Nest Box Plans