Dark-capped Yellow Warbler | Chloropeta natalensis

Dark Capped Yellow Warbler

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Sylviidae bird family group which includes birds such as Leaf-Warblers, Babblers, Warblers.

The description for the Dark-capped Yellow Warbler (Latin name Chloropeta natalensis) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Chloropeta natalensis can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 637 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 805. You will find a picture of the Dark-capped Yellow Warbler on page 849.

NOTE: The reference for the information following is "Roberts Birds of Southern Africa", 7th Edition*. This edition contained a number of taxonomic changes as well as changes to English names used traditionally and in earlier editions of most bird books in South Africa. The following paragraph notes such changes if any.

This bird is known as Yellow Warbler in the Roberts 6th Edition. There have been no changes in the Latin name for the Dark-capped Yellow Warbler between the Roberts 6th and Roberts 7th Edition.

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler is known in Afrikaans as Geelsanger.

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler has a height of 15 cms and weighs around 12 gms. The head is coloured yellow while the bill is coloured brown. The Chloropeta natalensis has a grey coloured throat, grey legs and a yellow coloured back. The eyes are brown.

The male Chloropeta natalensis has physical features that are slightly different from the female bird.

Take note of the bird's main distinguishing features such as colour, size and leg length relative to the body size of the bird. Colours of a bird's body parts can be helpful. Be aware what may appear brown to one person is described in Roberts Birds using some other word ... for example brown, black. See colours used in Roberts.

Head is yellow.

Eyes are brown.

Bill is brown.

Legs are grey.

Throat is grey.

Back is yellow.

Dark Capped Yellow Warbler Feeding Habits ...

This bird forages for food on the ground.

This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten.

Dark Capped Yellow Warbler Breeding, Habitat and Nesting Habits ...

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler is a monogamous bird which means that the bird finds and breeds with one partner for the rest of its life. The bird lays between 2 to 3 eggs and they are coloured white.

The nest is built high up in the tree canopy and is protected from predators by branches and the dense green foliage.

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler is mainly found in light and densely wooded forests, where there are Mopane trees.

The bird is mainly found in the Savanna grasslands where it breeds and feeds.

This bird is very common in most of the Southern African Forests.

Seen in Flocks, Singles or Pairs Normally ...

The Dark-capped Yellow Warbler is mainly seen singly or in pairs in the wild.