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Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 11.5-14 cm

Description: This regular local nester is olive-green above, and bright yellow below. it has a black mask running through the eye, and bordered on the top with a narrow band of white. The mask runs parallel to the back-line rather than from the bill towards the back of the head. There is no banding visible in the wings. Females lack the mask of the males, rather exhibiting a light yellow eye-ring and a faint eyebrow line. They are common adjacent to wetlands, and overgrown fields. They pick insects from ground level and low lying vegetation. They are commonly seen amongst reeds and cattails picking insects from the foliage. This is also their preferred nesting site, often hidden within the emergent vegetation of the marsh, either on or near the ground. The call is a unique combination of tones resembling the phrase "wichity-wichity-wichity", usually in phrases of three calls.

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