Warbler family (Parulidae)
A small warbler. Bright yellow throat and breast, olive-brown back, whitish belly. Male has a black face mask. Female has an olive-brown face.
Loose bulky nest is well hidden in grasses or shrubs, usually 3 feet above the ground. Eggs are creamy white with brown marks. Clutch size – usually 4 eggs.
Song is a three-syllable “witchity witchity witchity” or a two-syllable “witchee witchee witchee.”
The genus name Geothlypis is from the Greek for "earth-dwelling finch." The species name trichas is from the Greek for “thrush.” Considered to be misnamed by Linnaeus.
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