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Common Yellowthroat

Scientific name: Geothlypis trichas

Bearing variations in plumage, song, and migratory habits, Common Yellowthroats of different subspecies together occupy large portions of North America during the nesting season. Disagreement over the subspecific taxonomy of Common Yellowthroats remains, though at least one race from south Texas numbers only in the low hundreds of individuals and is of significant conservation concern.

Common Yellowthroats are vulnerable to many of the usual predators that seek birds, such as raptors and mammals. Among the more unusual reports of mortality in Common Yellowthroats are several examples of being caught in spider webs, and one instance of a yellowthroat being found in the stomach of a largemouth bass.