Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroats are small songbirds that have olive backs, wings and tails, yellow throats and chests, and white bellies. Adult males have black face masks which stretch from the sides of the neck across the eyes and forehead, which are bordered above with white or gray. Females are similar in appearance, but have paler underparts and lack the black mask. Immature birds are similar in appearance to the adult female. First-year males have a faint black mask which darkens completely by spring.

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The Common Yellowthroat is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The male Common Yellowthroat has a black mask that varies in size depending on the individual. A recent study showed that males with large black masks were more likely to win mates than males with small black masks. Males with larger masks were also more likely to sire young by copulating with other females, in addition to their own mate (Animal Behaviour 62: 435-446). More

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 are small songbirds that have olive backs, wings and tails, yellow throats and chests, and white bellies. More

distribution, and Common Yellowthroat, the only migratory species in the group, breeds over much of North America. All the yellowthroats have similar plumage, with yellow-green upperparts, yellow breast, and a mainly black bill. The adult male has a black facemask of variable extent, usually bordered above with a grey band. The female is similar, but lacks the black mask, and may be duller in plumage. The breeding habitat of these warblers is typically marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation. More

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) The scientific name translates to “small thrush-like bird of the Earth”; however, this bird is a warbler. The common yellowthroat is a species of dense, low shrubby vegetation. Partners in Flight does not consider this a species of high conservation concern. Description Common Yellowthroats are sexually dimorphic and the male is the only yellow warbler with a solid, black mask. More

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The Common Yellowthroat is a small species of warbler found throughout North America, from southern Canada to central Mexico. Southern populations are typically year-round residents, though northern populations will migrate to warmer climates in Mexico, southern Central America and the West Indies. This species prefers to breed in marshes and wetlands with dense, low vegetation. The Common Yellowthroat is less common in drier areas, and suffers from loss of its natural habitat. More

The sprightly Common Yellowthroat usually stays low in thick marshy or brushy vegetation, and is often hard to see. The bold black mask of the male and his distinctive wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty song makes this an easy warbler to identify. The Common Yellowthroat breeds from western Canada across North America and spends the non-breeding season in the coastal southeastern states, throughout Mexico and Central America, and the Caribbean. In Tennessee it is found statewide from mid-April to late October, and occasionally through the winter. More

most of western California, Common Yellowthroats can be found year round. Populations are densest in extensive wet, shrubby habitats. A legend for the range map to the right can be found here. Population Status & Trends Although Common Yellowthroat populations are generally stable, regional declines are cause for concern. Two subspecies of the Common Yellowthroat have experienced dramatic losses: the nonmigratory Brownsville Common Yellowthroat (G. t. insperata), and the Salt Marsh Common Yellowthroat (G. t. More

A skulking masked warbler of wet thickets, the Common Yellowthroat is far more frequently heard than seen. Its "wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty" can be heard from the Yukon to Newfoundland, and from southern Florida to southern Mexico. More

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. References - 1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Geothlypis trichas. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 9 May 2006. More

but up to five for Common Yellowthroat, are laid in a lined cup nest low in grass or rank vegetation. Yellowthroat are usually seen in pairs, and do not associate with other species. They are often skulking, and feed on a range of insects. The taxonomy of these closely related species is complicated, and it is sometimes difficult to define which forms merit species status. For example Common Yellowthroat, Belding's Yellowthroat, Altamira Yellowthroat, and Bahama Yellowthroat are sometimes considered conspecific. More

Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas = REPORT SIGHTING ADD TO LIFE LIST ADD TO TARGET SPECIES LIST REMOVE FROM WATCH LISTbreeding adult male© Vireo click to enlarge click to enlarge Listen FAMILY Wood Warblers Family Description DESCRIPTION 4 1/2-6" (11-15 cm). Olive-brown above, bright yellow on throat and upper breast. More

A male Common Yellowthroat perching and calling near the stream in the UCLA Botanical Garden. I'm not sure why its beak is so light-colored, as I think it's usually black. More

North American RangeThe Common Yellowthroat male has a distinctive black mask with a white border at the top and a bright yellow throat that extends into its breast. It is yellow below to the undertail coverts, with a solid olive back. The female lacks the facial markings and is buff below, but has the same yellow throat and undertail coverts as the male. The juvenile looks like the female, but without the yellow throat, although the juvenile male shows a faint blackish mask. More

Bent Life History for the Common Yellowthroat - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. More

Common Yellowthroats are small birds, growing up to six inches in length. They have olive-brown bodies with bright yellow throats. Males have a dark black mask. Females and young yellowthroats do not have a mask. Yellowthroats live in grassy marshes, or in wet meadows or thickets. They nest on or near the ground, usually in a clump of grass, cattails, reeds, bulrushes, weeds or low shrub. Sometimes they nest in a willow tree or inside a Skunk Cabbage. More

The Brownsville Common Yellowthroat (geothlypis trichas insperata) is an endemic subspecies of the Common Yellowthroat that is restricted to the southern half of Cameron County. Previously thought to be extinct, it was rediscovered in 1988. It's population is estimated to consist of only 200-250 individuals. The population at Los Ebanos is the northernmost known population and is one of the most accessible. Brownsville Common Yellowthroat Photos courtesy of Dr. More

Common Yellowthroat at Burnidge Forest Preserve, Elign Il - 6-23-08 Tags: Sort By Videos in "Birds" category Eastern Kingbir...Eastern Kingbird being blown in Wind - Burnidge Forest Preserve, Elgin, Il, - 7/11/08 Savannah Sparro...Savannah Sparrow at Burnidge Forest Preserve, Elgin, Il, at sunnset - 7/11/08 Willow Flycatch... More

Common Yellowthroat - (Geothlypis trichas) - - Nebraska Status: A common to abundant migrant and summer resident across the state. Peak migrations occur 2 to 13 May in spring and 30 August to 3 October in fall (Johnsgard 1980). Platte River Status: A common and widely-distributed migrant and summer resident throughout the study area. Occurrence dates at the Mormon Island Crane Meadows, Hall County, extend from 26 April to 27 September. More

Common Yellowthroat often shows a pale yellowish frequently incomplete eye ring. Adult male has a facial black mask bordered above and behind by a whitish-grey band, and bright yellow throat and breast. It has white belly and undertail coverts. More

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) Photo by Peter Knapp Prepared by: Tina Chouinard ( U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Bird Management 318-449-8714 phone RECOMMENDED CITATION Menges, T. 1998. Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). In The Riparian Bird Conservation Plan: a strategy for reversing the decline of riparian-associated birds in California. California Partners in Flight. More

Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichasCommon Yellowthroats are one of the most widespread and common warblers, and one of a handful that breeds in South Dakota. They are the only warblers that nest in marshes and wetlands, and can also be found in a wide variety of other brushy, wet habitats. While being quite common and vocal, they can be quite difficult to spot, as they often stay hidden amongst thick vegetation. More

The Common Yellowthroat, as its name implies, is an abundant species that winters throughout Central America, northwestern South America, the extreme southern US and most of the Caribbean islands. During the breeding season, it extends its range throughout the US and Canada south of the Northwest Territories. The preferred habitat for this species includes wet marshes, wet fields, and the brushy areas nearby. The male announces its presence with a very loud song that sounds like "wichity wichity wichity wich. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Parulidae
Genus : Geothlypis
Species : trichas
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)