Common Yellowthoat

I had a hard time figuring out what this bird is but, after consulting with a friend, it is determined to be a Common Yellowthroat.  Despite its name it is not very commonly seen.  According to The Sibley Guide to Birds it is a “ubiquitous, rather secretive denizon of marshy or brushy vegetation near water”.  It is related “to warblers but is smaller and stockier and usually lacks yellow on its belly.”  Now we know.   


This entry was posted in Songbirds, summer.


  1. Eli June 23, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    Good find, nice pic!

  2. Barbara B. October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    I know exactly how this Yellowthroat feels when I put on my winter parka, and try to maneouver in the snow!

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