- See under yellow-rumped warbler.
Origin of myrtle warbler
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
- a common North American wood warbler, Dendroica coronata, having yellow spots on the rump, crown, and sides, including a white-throated eastern subspecies (myrtle warbler) and a yellow-throated western subspecies (Audubon's warbler).
Origin of yellow-rumped warbler
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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