Definitions for yellowthroatˈyɛl oʊˌθroʊt
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any of various New World wood warblers of the genus Geothlypis, typically nesting in dense undergrowth, esp. the common North American species G. trichas, with a yellow throat and breast, and, in the male, a black mask.
Origin of yellowthroat:
small olive-colored American warblers with yellow breast and throat
A mostly yellow-colored group of New World warblers in the genus Geothlypis
any one of several species of American ground warblers of the genus Geothlypis, esp. the Maryland yellowthroat (G. trichas), which is a very common species
The yellowthroats are New World warblers in the genus Geothlypis. Most members of the group have localised ranges in Mexico and Central America, but the Masked Yellowthroat has an extensive South American distribution, and Common Yellowthroat, the only migratory species in the group, breeds over much of North America. All the yellowthroats have similar plumage, with yellow-green upperparts, yellow breast, and a mainly black bill. The adult male has a black facemask of variable extent, usually bordered above with a grey band. The female is similar, but lacks the black mask, and may be duller in plumage. The breeding habitat of these warblers is typically marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation. The eggs, two in most species, but up to five for Common Yellowthroat, are laid in a lined cup nest low in grass or rank vegetation. Yellowthroat are usually seen in pairs, and do not associate with other species. They are often skulking, and feed on a range of insects. The taxonomy of these closely related species is complicated, and it is sometimes difficult to define which forms merit species status. For example Common Yellowthroat, Belding's Yellowthroat, Altamira Yellowthroat, and Bahama Yellowthroat are sometimes considered conspecific. Conversely Masked Yellowthroat can be split to three or even four species.
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