The common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) is a New World warbler of the Parulidae family. It is an abundant breeder in North America, ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico.
The breeding habitats of these birds are marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation, and may also be found in other areas with dense shrub. However, these birds are less common in dry areas.
These birds feed on insects, which are usually captured in dense vegetation, but sometimes caught in midair.