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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Aves > Passeriformes > Parulidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishCommon Yellowthroat
FrenchParuline masquée
SpanishMascarita común


A common breeder in the Montreal area with preference for marshes and wetlands found within dense vegetation and shrubs. Winters in the South of the USA, Mexico and Caribbean Islands. The bird feeds on insects captured in dense vegetation or sometimes midair.

How to Identify

The yellow throat is a distinctive characteristic for this bird. Males have a black mask.

Where When to Spot

I observed this species in more rural areas and parks.



2021-08-20Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park
2017-06-10Parc de la Frayère

Last updated on 2023-01-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.