Common Yellowthroat

The Common Yellowthroat is part of the new world warbler family, Parulidae. They are common throughout most of North America, except for the far north. They like dense shrubby habitats, usually close to wetland. They eat insects, spiders and seeds. The female has the same colouring as the male, but does not have the black and white on her head. She finds a spot to make her nest, usually a foot or two above the ground in grasses, reeds, or other low plants. It is made out of coarse grasses, dead leaves and lined with finer grasses and softer materials. Then she lays about 3 – 4 eggs that are white with brown markings, and it takes about 24 days from eggs to nestlings leaving the nest.

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