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Common Yellowthroat Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Goose Island State Park, TX
GPS: 28.1N, -96.9W, elev=-1' MAP
Date: February 1, 2009
ID : 7C2V4003 [3888 x 2592]

Common Yellowthroat (Female)
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 3, 2008
ID : 0087 [3888 x 2592]

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Common Yellowthroat Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Central Park), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: September 30, 2007
ID : 4190 [3888 x 2592]

Common Yellowthroat Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Central Park), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: September 30, 2007
ID : 4194 [3888 x 2592]

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Common Yellowthroat (Female)
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 3, 2008
ID : 0092 [3888 x 2592]

Common Yellowthroat Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Isla de Cozumel, Mexico
GPS: 20.4N, -86.9W, elev=18' MAP
Date: October 23, 2008
ID : 7C2V1400 [3888 x 2592]

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Common Yellowthroat Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Central Park), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: September 30, 2007
ID : 4218 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas, is a New World warbler. They are abundant breeders in North America, ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico.

Northern races are migratory, wintering in the southern parts of the breeding range, Central America and the West Indies. Southern forms are largely resident. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Common Yellowthroats have brown backs, yellow throats, and white bellies. Adult males have black face masks, which are bordered above with gray. Females are similar in appearance, but do not have the black mask.

There are 13 races of this bird. These races differ mainly in the males' facial patterns and the brightness of the yellow underparts. The southwestern forms of this bird are the brightest and the yellowest below.

The breeding habitats of these birds are marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation, and may also be found in other areas with dense shrub. However, these birds are less common in dry areas. Females appear to prefer males with larger masks. Common Yellowthroats nest in low areas of the vegetation, laying 3-5 eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Both parents feed the young.

These birds feed on insects, which are usually captured in dense vegetation, but sometimes caught in midair.

The Common Yellowthroat's song is a loud wichety wichety wichety wich. Its call is a soft jip.

Despite a decline in numbers in some areas, which is due to loss of favoured habitat, this species is still very common.



                                     




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