Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Geothlypis
Species: trichas


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Calabasas, California
Mission Viejo, California
San Diego, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Naples, Florida
Yale, Iowa
Irvine, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Clinton, Maryland
Oakland, Maryland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Conway, Missouri
Corning, Ohio
Oak Harbor, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Roseburg, Oregon
Tiller, Oregon
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
New Milford, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
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Members' Notes:


On Sep 17, 2017, elwnyc from Brooklyn, NY wrote:

This actually is a male common yellowthroat. But there is also another bird with a similar name, the yellow-throated warbler, less common in my area (NYC), so the description is a little misleading.


On Aug 20, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Yellowthroat warbler are surprisely common than most people think. They are often heard rather than seen.
They absolute loves any kind of wetland. They will live in shrubs, woodland edges, and grassland near water edge as long as they have a "shrub" for a nesting space that escape most predator notice.

One of the few nesting Eastern Temperature United State species (thought they also breed in the Western United States). Most of the warbler species that usually are seen in the Eastern United States usually prefer to breed in boreal or south east US.

They are heavily parasitized by Cowbirds because of their timid nature and their nests is somewhat easier to find than some other bird species (by Cowbird standard).


On May 9, 2009, Mar_isa from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hope it is the correct name.

They don't come too often to my backyard and it is always a pleasure seeing them around.