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Common Yellowthroat

Length: 5 inches Song: Bold rhythmic whichity whichity which.
Wingspan: 8 inches Behavior: Solitary or in pairs.
Weight: 0.4 ounces Breeding: Monogamous. Solitary. Often polygamous.
Habitat: Freshwater marshes, swamps. Population: Some decline in the South, Texas, and San Francisco Bay.
Migration: Migratory Feeders: Eats insects, caterpillars, and spiders.
Appearance: Olive-gray to olive-green upperparts.
Interesting Facts: Neotropical migration. Frequent cowbird host.

Compiled by Damon and Sebastien, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from National Fish and Wildlife Service, fws.gov

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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