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.

How To Identify

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

Where and When to Spot

I observed this species in more rural areas and parks.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Tadoussac

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 250

  • Parc de la Frayère

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 450


Geothlypis trichas