any of several American warblers of the genus Geothlypis, having a yellow, throat, especially the common yellowthroat, G. trichas.

1695–1705; yellow + throat Unabridged
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small olive-colored American warblers with yellow breast and throat 
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He conducted post-graduate work there on the life history of the common yellowthroat.
Watch the marsh for wetland songbirds such as swamp sparrows and common yellowthroat in addition to the waders and bald eagles.
Common yellowthroat can be heard in weedy marsh edges.
The common yellowthroat, swamp sparrow, and red-winged blackbird are likely to feed in the area.
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