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Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas 
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.

Name Origin:

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.

In the Nature Park:
Neotropical migrant.