One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small American warbler with a bright yellow throat.
Genus Geothlypis, family Parulidae: several species
- ‘Common yellowthroats winter throughout Middle America and the southern United States and migrate north in the spring to breeding grounds throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.’
- ‘Next, I check off the widespread nesting species: yellow warbler, black-and-white, worm-eating, ovenbird, and yellowthroat.’
- ‘Common yellowthroats are socially monogamous warblers that exhibit strong sexual dimorphism.’
- ‘Along with more redstarts and yellowthroats, we spotted a waterthrush, presumably Northern.’
- ‘Sure enough, on closer inspection, I saw not only these four warblers, but the common yellowthroat as well.’
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