33 Birds With Yellow Bellies: You Must Know About

List Of Birds With Yellow Bellies

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch, sometimes known as the Wild Canary is a lovely small bird.

Each year, they have been known to travel considerable distances, with some traveling as far north as southern Mexico and as far south as the eastern side of the Canadian border.

They prefer marshes, backyards, meadows, woodlands, brushlands, fields, hedgerows, long grasses, and oaks, to name a few habitats. They thrive in spruce and oak forests, as well as creeks, rivers, and streams.

If you want to attract American Goldfinches to your yard then grow thistles and milkweed. Their favorite foods are sunflower and Nyjer seed, and they are drawn to most bird feeders.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroats are little songbirds with brownish backs and vivid yellow chests and paler yellow bellies, as well as long tails.

The males are wearing black masks across their faces. The intensity of the yellow varies according to region, and it may be more olive in areas beneath.

In the spring and summer, they can be found in marshy or wetland locations, as well as brushy fields, where they live in dense, tangled vegetation.

They mostly feed on insects and can be found in large backyards with dense foliage.

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlarks have beautiful yellow bellies and sing in a melodic song. Western Meadowlarks are blackbirds with brown and white upperparts with a black V-shaped band across the brilliant yellow chest that fades grey in the winter.

Western Meadowlarks breed in the northern United States and Canada and then migrate to the southern United States. 

They can be seen foraging in grasslands, meadows, and fields, either alone or in small flocks.

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinches have long pointed wings and short notched tails and are little brilliant yellow and black songbirds. They have yellow bellies and chests, and their backs are darker. Females have olive-colored backs and a dull yellow underbelly.

Large flocks of Lesser Goldfinches can be found in open settings such as thickets, weedy fields, woodland clearings, parks, and gardens.

They forage on seeds, particularly sunflower seeds, as well as elderberry and coffeeberry fruits, as well as cottonwood, willow, sycamores, and alder buds.

Sunflower seeds and nyjer in tube feeders or platform feeders can attract more Lesser Goldfinches to your yard.

Prairie Warbler

The backs of these little songbirds are olive green, with yellow throats and bellies. They feature a dark semicircle under the eye with black streaks on the sides. The hue of female Prairie Warblers is duller.

Those that stay in Florida all year are considered different subspecies and are somewhat bigger.

Despite their name, prairie warblers may be found in both fields and woodlands.

Orange-crowned Warbler

With its yellow-olive coloration, which is more yellow on the Pacific Coast, Orange-crowned Warblers are not as vividly colored as other warblers. The orange crown is uncommon.

They have yellow bellies and chests, and their backs are darker. Orange-crowned Warblers breed in open forest and can be seen among shrubs and low vegetation.

Insects and spiders, caterpillars, and flies make up the majority of their food. Fruit, berries, and seeds are also favorites, and they frequent backyard feeders.

Try suet and peanut butter or sugar water nectar on hummingbird feeders to attract more Orange-crowned Warblers to your yard.

Prothonotary Warbler

The males are brilliant yellow with blue wings, making for a striking contrast. Streams and moist woods are the ideal places to look.

Prothonotary Warblers have blue-gray wings and tails and are brilliant yellow in color. Females have a lower IQ than males. They reproduce in flooded moist forested regions, along streams, or in marshes.

Spiders, insects, and snails are eaten by Prothonotary warblers. They will also consume fruit and seeds in the winter.

Orchard Oriole Female

Female Orchard Orioles are greenish-yellow in color with a lighter underbelly and darker back, darker wings, and white wing bars. Males have blackheads and backs, as well as reddish undersides, which distinguishes them from females.

Orchard Orioles prefer open woods, although they may also be seen near riversides, open shrubland, farms, and backyards. They make pouch-like nests that dangle from the ceiling.

Ants, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, and spiders make up the majority of their food. They’ll also consume mulberries and chokeberries, as well as drink nectar from flowers. 

Hummingbird feeders or platform feeders with sliced oranges or mango will attract Orchard Orioles to your yard. Plant native berry plants like mulberries and chokeberries as well.

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

The head of a Western Tanager is fiery orange-red, and its body is yellow with black wings. Before migrating south for the winter, they can be seen nesting in northern states.

They flourish in wide coniferous woods, where they remain concealed under the canopy, despite their vivid colors. The red color of Western Tanagers is most likely due to their diet of insects that create a pigment that they can’t make themselves.

Dried fruit, sliced oranges, and other fruits from bird feeders may attract Western Tanagers.

Canada Warbler

Canada Warblers resemble Magnolia Warblers in appearance and have a similar range. On the back, however, they are grayish-black, and the black ‘necklace’ does not reach over the belly, only over the breast in males. Their bellies, chests, and necks are all yellow.

Females and immatures have a similar appearance, but females have a whiter back and a less conspicuous ‘necklace.’

They eat insects and thrive in mossy woodlands. They’re hard to come by since their numbers have been dropping.

Cape May Warbler

The Cape May Warbler’s tiger stripes on the breast and distinctive black cap distinguish it apart from the others. Usually seen above eastern states during migration.

Male Cape May Warblers have unique heads, chestnut cheeks, and black caps, which are framed in a ring of yellow around the neck.

They have a mottled yellow-olive color on top and yellow color with black streaks on the bottom. Female and young Cape May Warblers are duller and lack the males’ head color.

In the summer, they consume mostly spruce budworm, but in the winter, they eat fruit and nectar.

Magnolia Warbler

Although they are not as colorful as some of the other warblers on the easy-to-notice list, they are more prevalent on low branches, making them simpler to spot during migration.

Male Magnolia Warblers have a black back and yellow underbelly. They have black streaks running down their stomachs from a ‘necklace’ on their necks. Females have a grayer back and don’t have the unique streaking along the stomach.

Pine Warbler


Pine Warblers are little yellow birds with olive backs, yellow throats, chests, upper stomachs, white lower bellies, and grey wing bars.

They have olive backs, yellow throats, chests, upper bellies, and white lower bellies. Females might have a browner complexion and a whiter belly.

Pine Warblers, as its name suggests, may be found in pine woods, frequently high in the trees. They consume caterpillars, beetles, spiders, and other insects and larvae, as well as fruit and seeds as the weather becomes cooler.

Tube and platform feeders filled with millet, broken corn, sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, and suet will attract more Pine Warblers. Grow fruits and vines to the area, such as bayberry, grape, sumac, and Virginia creeper.

Yellow Warbler

During the summer, Yellow Warblers are brilliant yellow birds with a yellow-green back and chestnut stripes on the breast.

Yellow Warblers can be seen in thickets and along field boundaries near streams and wetlands, seeking insects such as caterpillars, midges, beetles, bugs, and wasps.

Because warblers are secretive and consume insects, they might be difficult to attract to your yard.

Yellow Warblers may be attracted using suet, oranges, and peanut butter, as well as berries and natural plants that attract insects.

Western Kingbird


Huge flycatchers with yellow bellies, whitish chests, grey heads, grayish-brown wings, and a darker tail, Western Kingbirds are large flycatchers with yellow bellies, whitish chests, grey heads, grayish-brown wings, and a darker tail.

They prefer open areas and are frequently seen sitting on fences and utility wires, waiting for insects to fly past before grabbing them mid-flight.

They usually nest in the trees and feed openly. Their favorite place to build nests is man-made buildings.

Making your yard insect-friendly and growing elderberry or hawthorn, which they will eat the fruit from, can attract more Western Kingbirds.

Baltimore Oriole Female

Female Baltimore Orioles are yellowish below and on the head, grayish-brown on the wings, and brownish-yellow on the backs. Adult males have brilliant orange and black wings with white wing bands.

Baltimore Orioles can be seen foraging for insects and fruit in open woods, riverbanks, and forest margins, and they frequently visit parks and backyards. Fruit and insects make up their food.

If you want to attract Baltimore Orioles to your yard then feed them sliced oranges on a platform feeder. You can also use Oriole feeders with sugar water.

Altamira Oriole

Altamira Orioles have vivid yellowish-orange backs, wings, and tails, and their backs, wings, and tails are all black.

They’ve had black around their eyes and down their throats as well. The backs of juveniles are olive rather than black, and they are more yellow.

In southern Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast of Central America, look for them in backyards at sunflower or nectar feeders or in wildlife refuges. They prefer to be in open woods.

Audubon’s Oriole

With black wings and tail, as well as a black head and neck, this oriole is vivid yellow and black. 

Audubon’s Orioles can be found in thickets or forested regions, and they will visit backyards for sunflower seeds and nectar feeders.

Because they are secretive and feed on insects and food in dense foliage, they might be difficult to spot. Cowbird eggs frequently find new homes in the nests of Audubon’s Orioles.

Eastern Meadowlark

A medium-sized songbird with brilliant yellow undersides and a pale brown back with black markings. A prominent black ring runs over their breast.

They consume insects and may be found in meadows and plains. In the winter, they congregate in big flocks in fields in search of seeds.

Yellow-Throated Warbler

The yellow-rumped warbler spends the winter on southern treetops and weedy habitats.

In the spring, the breeding plumage is blue-gray on top with black flanks and breast, yellow rump, and yellow sides. Both species have grey-brown tops and creamy cream bottoms in the winter.

During the nesting season, they can be found in coniferous or mixed woods in the western Alps. Open regions with fruiting shrubs and scattered trees in the winter. 

If you want to attract Yellow-rumped Warblers to your yard then feed them sunflower seeds, suet, raisins, and peanut butter.

Nashville Warbler

The majority of Nashville Warblers are yellow, with a greenback and grey head.

Breeding in the northeastern states of the United States and Canada, with a minor number in the northwest states and into British Columbia. In most states, they may also be spotted during migration.

They can be seen searching for insects in scrubby environments and low deciduous woods.

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

The palm warbler has a rusty red patch on the top of its head and is browny-olive in color throughout.

The ideal times to look for them are in weedy fields, woodland borders, and scrubby regions in the spring and fall.

They are frequently seen hunting for insects along the ground alongside other birds such as Sparrows, Juncos, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Plant native plants that attract insects, as well as bayberry or hawthorn for their berries, to attract more Palm Warblers to your yard.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwings have pale brown heads, chests, and crests that fade to grey on the back, wings, and tail.

Their stomachs are light yellow with a bright yellow tip. Their eyes are hidden under a tight black mask, and their wingtips are bright red.

They live in the north for the full year and in the south for the winter. They reside in berry bushes, woodlands, and beside streams and have a high-pitched call.

To attract Cedar Waxwings to your yard, plant natural trees and shrubs bearing small fruit, such as serviceberry, dogwood, juniper, winterberry, and hawthorn. You might also try using fruit on platform feeders.

Evening Grosbeak

Male Evening Grosbeaks have a white patch on their wings and are yellow and black. The majority of females and young males are grey.

They spend the entire year in coniferous woods in southern Canada and the Rocky Mountains. If pine cone crops become sparse, they may migrate as far as southern US states.

If pine cone yields are poor, Evening Grosbeaks may appear on sunflower seed feeders in the winter.

Scott’s Oriole

The males of this huge oriole have a brilliant yellow underside and a black head and back. Females have a light golden coloration and olive-brown backs.

Scott’s Orioles are found in desert parts of the United States, where they feed on insects in yuccas.

Spot Breasted Oriole

Spot-breasted Orioles are black and orange in color, with black spots on their breasts and white wing borders.

They have black on the back, wings, and tail, as well as black around the face and breast. Juveniles have darker backs, wings, and tails than adults.

Spot-breasted Orioles are found in Florida and along the Gulf Coast, although they are not widely distributed in the United States. They are typically found along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Central America.

They reside in open woods and will come into people’s yards for fruit and nectar.

Streaked Backed Oriole Female

Streak-backed Orioles have orange heads and undersides, black-streaked wings, and a black tail. They have dark circles under their eyes and on their chin.

They are uncommon in the United States, however, they can be found throughout the Southwest. Their primary habitat in Mexico and Central America.

Tropical woods, pasture, and backyards are all good places to look for them.

Hooded Oriole

Male Hooded Orioles have brilliant yellow to bright orange necks and backs, and their throats and backs are black. Females and immatures have a yellower coloration and grey wings. The black facial marks are absent in females.

They make hanging nests on the undersides of palm fronds in the southwestern US states where they breed.

Wilson’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warblers are little yellow warblers with a black male cap and an olive female cap.

Wilson’s Warblers breed in Canada, Alaska, and the northwest United States, although they can be observed in all 50 states during migratory. In the winter, they spend time in Mexico and Central America.

Hooded Warbler

Male Hooded Warblers have a brilliant yellow face and neck with a striking black hood. They’re yellow on the bottom and olive green on top.

Females and young have a yellower coloration and lack black facial marks.

Hooded Warblers may be found in deep understory forests where they can search for insects.

Williamson’s Sapsucker Male

With a glossy black back, vertical wing patches, red throat, and yellow belly, Williamson’s Sapsucker males are more black than other woodpeckers.

Females have a brown head and a black breast patch, as well as the more usual black and white pattern on their backs.

Williamson’s Sapsuckers are migratory birds that spend the summer breeding in the mountains of western North America and the winter in the southern United States and Mexico.

In the spring and summer, it feeds primarily on sap from fir trees, and later on insects such as ants, beetles, and flies. Fruit and seeds are common winter foods.

Great Crested Flycatcher


Great Crested Cormorant The back of a flycatcher is brown, with a yellow belly and grey neck. The wing and tail feathers exhibit crimson flashes. The crest isn’t particularly visible.

They sit high in the trees, waiting for huge insects such as butterflies, grasshoppers, moths, wasps, and spiders to fly by.

They can be seen in mixed woods, clearings, parks, and tree-lined neighborhoods, as well as perched on fenceposts and other man-made structures. They’ll eat berries and tiny fruit as well.

Plant native plants and leave brush piles to attract insects to your garden to attract more Great Crested Flycatchers. Grow berry-producing plants and erect a nest box since they prefer to live in them.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

yellow bellied sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are black and white birds with a pale yellow belly and a red patch on their heads and necks.

They breed in the far north and Canada, then migrate south for the winter. They live in wooded areas and leave a trail of little holes in tree bark where their brush-tipped tongue has ingested sap. They may pay suet feeders a visit.

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