Common Yellowthroat

Does size matter to Yellowthroats?

Yes, when females choose a mate, they appear to prefer males with larger masks. The song is easily recognized. It is a cheerful, “witchity-witchity-witchity- witchity” melody. The young remain dependent on parents longer than most warblers.

Refer to a group as a “bouquet”, “confusion”, “fall”, or “wrench” of warblers.