Common Yellowthroat — Geothlypis trichas

Order Passeriformes
Family Parulidae
Genus Geothlypis
Species trichas
The male Common Yellowthroat is easily identified by its black face mask and yellow throat, chest and belly. The back is an olive green or brown color. The female lacks the black mask. This bird likes brushy areas near water and frequents marshes. It usually seen low to the ground and often pops up to see what's going on, then drops into cover. It nests throughout most of the United States and Canada.

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