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Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas

A common breeder in the Montreal area with preference for marshes and wetlands found within dense vegetation and shrubs. Winters in the South of the USA, Mexico and Caribbean Islands. The bird feeds on insects captured in dense vegetation or sometimes midair.

Common Names

  • Common Yellowthroat (en)
  • Mascarita común (es)
  • Paruline masquée (fr)
  • Weiden-Gelbkehlchen (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Geothlypis trichas

Where & When to Spot

I observed this species in more rural areas and parks.

How to Identify

The yellow throat is a distinctive characteristic for this bird. Males have a black mask.


Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Tadoussac - 2018-05-21

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f8.0; Iso 250;

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2017-06-10

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 450;

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