Thursday, August 16, 2018

Common Yellowthroat

A female Common Yellowthroat along a Northfield lakeshore on 6 August. This species can be difficult to identify, but can be told by their yellow throats an brown crowns. Yellowthroats are widespread and common across most North America, breeding from Alaska through central Mexico. The Common Yellowthroat is one of the first North American birds described by European ornithologists. Linnaeus named it in 1766.

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