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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

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.



Common Names

EnglishCommon Yellowthroat
FrenchParuline masquée
SpanishMascarita común


SpeciesGeothlypis trichas

How to Identify

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

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) - Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park - 2021-08-20
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) - Tadoussac - 2018-05-21
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) - Parc de la Frayère - 2017-06-10

Where and When to Spot

I observed this species in more rural areas and parks.

Last updated on 2023-12-15. 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.