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Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas


Male Description Back, wings and tail plain olive. Chin, throat, and upper chest bright yellow. Belly whitish. Dusky flanks. Bright yellow undertail coverts. Broad black mask extending from side of neck through the auricular area and from the eye to the forehead. Whitish to grayish line above black mask separating it from the olive crown.


Spotted along the marshy area of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA.


A skulking masked warbler of wet thickets, the Common Yellowthroat is far more frequently heard than seen. Its "wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty" can be heard from the Yukon to Newfoundland, and from southern Florida to southern Mexico.

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Tom15 8 years ago

Nice series and great shots!

jamiewgoodspeed 8 years ago

great spot i love common yellow throats they are so cute!

AkashSatpathy 9 years ago

Great spot, Great job !!! :)

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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