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Common Yellowthroat -
(Geothlypis trichas)



  • Plain olive brown above, light belly
  • Bright yellow throat and upper breast
  • Male has distinctive black face mask
  • Female and immature have plain olive face
  • 4-5" (11-13 cm.)


  • Open areas with shrubs
  • Wetlands

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Male sings "witchity-witchity-whitchity"
  • Often seen on or near the ground, or in
  • One of the most abundant KVR 
         breeding birds

Comparable Species

  • Kentucky Warbler 

Common Yellowthroat perched on a branch

Female Common Yellowthroat lacks the black mask


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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