Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Chunky, skulky and vocal.  Common in warmer months throughout much of North America; prefers dense vegetation in a variety of habitats, including marshes, field edges, and sometimes backyards.  Small, with olive upperparts and yellow underparts; males have a striking black masks.  Distinctive “witchety-witchety” call often heard in marshlands.  Eats insects, so unlikely to visit feeders.  Nests on or near the ground, in dense vegetation.  Lifespan up to 11 years.  Population ~ 87 million and declining. 

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January 3, 2015