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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.


Aves > Passeriformes > Parulidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishCommon Yellowthroat
FrenchParuline masquée
SpanishMascarita común

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.

Parc de la Frayère 1 0 0 0
Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park 0 1 0 0
Tadoussac 1 0 0 0
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of Common Yellowthroat

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.