Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

The Common Yellowthroat is one of the of few wood-warblers that don’t migrate. It lurks in the marsh and the creek-side thickets year-round, hunting insects. Though it’s brightly colored with its yellow throat and chest, and the males wear a striking black face mask, the Common Yellowthroat is more often heard than seen. Its call is a gentle, musical “wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty, wich-i-ty.”

Fun Fact:
Even though this wood-warbler is brightly colored, it's difficult to see in the dense, marshy vegetation where it lives.

What’s for Lunch:
Insects and spiders

Where’s Home:
Riparian areas and marshes, year-round