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Common Yellowthroat Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Common Yellowthroats are small songbirds with chunky, rounded heads and medium-length, slightly rounded tails.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Yellow-breasted Chat; larger than a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.3 oz (9-10 g)
      • Wingspan: 5.9-7.5 in (15-19 cm)