This stunning little songbird suddenly shines due to his intensely yellow throat and luminous and silvery-white – bushy eyebrows

The common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) is a skulking songbird with olive backs, wings, and tails.

A dazzling yellow neck, breast, and white belly enliven this outfit.

This stunning little songbird suddenly shines due to his intensely yellow throat and luminous and silvery-white - bushy eyebrows

The mature male has a black face mask that is bordered above and behind by a whitish gray band, a white belly, and a white rump.

Females resemble males in appearance, but have whiter underparts and lack the male’s black mask. Juvenile birds resemble adult females in appearance.

The Common Yellow throat is the only migratory species in the yellow throat family, breeding over much of North America.

The Common yellow throat lives in shrubs, rushes, and other low-cover places near marshes, ponds, and streams in its native habitat.

This stunning little songbird suddenly shines due to his intensely yellow throat and luminous and silvery-white - bushy eyebrows

It’s also found in regenerating forested areas, woodland borders, pastures, and roadside ditches.

These birds are mostly insectivorous, preying on grasshopper and beetle larvae in leaves.

Though it will occasionally accept seeds.

Common yellow throats prefer to nest on or near the ground, thus they generally build their nests among clumps of grass, reeds, bulrushes, weeds, or low scrub.

It’s a loose, bulky cup form created entirely by the female out of grasses, sedges, bark, ferns, rootlets, and hair.

It’s surrounded by fine black rootlets and grasses.

This stunning little songbird suddenly shines due to his intensely yellow throat and luminous and silvery-white - bushy eyebrows

She lays three to five brown eggs with black dots within, which she incubates for about a week.

Both parents, however, care for the young, who leave the nest 8 to 10 days after hatching.

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