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Any of several small warblers of the genus Geothlypis of the Americas, especially G. trichas, having a brownish back, yellow throat, and, in the male, a black facial mask.


(Animals) a type of warbler of the genus Geothlypis having a yellow throat and found in the Americas


(ˈyɛl oʊˌθroʊt)

any of various New World wood warblers of the genus Geothlypis, typically nesting in dense undergrowth, esp. the common North American species G. trichas, with a yellow throat and breast, and, in the male, a black mask.
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Noun1.yellowthroat - small olive-colored American warblers with yellow breast and throatyellowthroat - small olive-colored American warblers with yellow breast and throat
New World warbler, wood warbler - small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
genus Geothlypis, Geothlypis - yellowthroats
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The Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) is a bird species breeding in wetlands across much of North America (Zink and Klicka, 1990; Guzy and Ritchison, 1999).
These species include Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Marsh Wren (wetland species), Willow Flycatcher, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, and Song Sparrow (grassland and shrubby field species).
To evaluate potential differences in fitness relative to phenological period, we estimated mass change in 13 species of landbird migrants [Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus), Nashville Warbler (Vermivara mficapilla), Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), and White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) ].
Temporary (migrating) residents included the hermit thrush, eastern towhee, wood thrush, white-throated sparrow, ovenbird, ruby-crowned kinglet, blackpoll warbler, common yellowthroat, and blue-throated warbler.
Meadowlark 46 (n=13) 64 (n=11) Bobolink 25 (n=4) 75 (n=4) Song Sparrow 50 (n=2) 63 (n=8) Mallard -- -- Field Sparrow 33 (n=3) 60 (n=5) Common Yellowthroat -- -- American Woodcock 100 (n=2) -- Wild Turkey -- 0 (n=1) Henslow's Sparrow 100 (n=1) -- Shrub or Above Ground Nester Robin 67 (n=3) 67 (n=3) Red-wing BB 38 (n=16) 27 (n=22) Brown Thrasher 0 (n=1) 100 (n=1) Willow Flycatcher - 0 (n=2) Yellow Warbler - 0 (n=2) American Goldfinch 100 (n=1 -- Northern Mockingbird 100 (n=2) -- Mourning Dove -- 0 (n=1) Species 2010 2011 Average Ground or Near Ground Nester Grasshopper Sp.
Of the 11 short-distance migrant species detected, I confirmed that 4 species were nesters: Cinnamon Teal, Green Heron, Tree Swallow, and Common Yellowthroat.
03 Common yellowthroat B, M 8 Dark-eyed junco NB, M 8 Downy woodpecker B, M 50 Eastern wood-pewee B, M 5 Empidonax spp.
Prairie, pine, yellowthroat, northern waterthrush, redstart and parula warblers accompanied veery, catbirds and an unprecedented number of rose-breasted grosbeaks.
With names like the Common Yellowthroat and the Tennessee Warbler, they could fit in the palm of one's hand.
Around the country, the American Common Yellowthroat remains in Gwent.
Here's a common yellowthroat near that wetland, there's a yellow warbler in the trees.