Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas
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Description: Upperparts dark olive, undersides yellow. Undertail coverts yellow. Males have prominent black mask extending across eyes and forehead.


Song: A loud, rolling, "wichity, wichity, wichity, wich."

Recording
Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


Distribution: Breeds throughout most of North America — southeast Alaska east to Newfoundland, south into Mexico and northern Florida. Typically found in dense, marshy habitats, but also in brushy fields and second-growth forests.

Winters south from the Carolinas into southern Florida west into southern Texas and Mexico through much of the West Indies.

Migrations along the Gulf Coast begin in mid-March; arrive in northern parts of breeding range mid-May.


Status: Abundant and stable in most regions, though local extirpation has occurred in parts of the South and West due to draining of wetlands and channeling of rivers. Breeding Bird Survey

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