Common Yellowthroat

About the Common Yellowthroat
Also known as: Black-Masked Ground Warbler, Florida Yellowthroat, Belding's Yellowthroat, Salt marsh Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

The Common Yellowthroat is a species of warbler that lives across North America to Central America. They are named for their bright yellow throats. Their plumage also includes olive wings, backs and tails. Males have an unmistakable broad black facial mask.

Common Yellowthroats feed primarly on insects. Their preferred breeding habitat is wetlands or other habitat near water.

Common Yellowthroats are often heard before they are seen (if at all). Their call is described as sounding like Witchety! Witchety! Witchety!' by many birders.

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