Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat, male - Riverside, CA
© Tom Benson
Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat, female - Riverside, CA
© Tom Benson

The Common Yellowthroat is an uncommon, year-round resident in the CSUSB Preserve, especially when water or marshy vegetation is present. It may occasionally be seen on campus during spring and fall migration. It is a common, year-round breeding resident in marshes and riparian areas throughout southern California.

High Count: 10, Average Count: 1-3

Adult male Common Yellowthroats have olive green upperparts, mostly yellow underparts, and a black mask bordered above by white. Females lack the adult male's black mask, and immature males have a partial black mask.


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