Yellowthroat, a sprightly little migratory bird of the New World. Yellowthroats grow to about 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) long. The male is olive-gray and olive-brown above, with a bright yellow throat and breast and a duller yellow abdomen. Across its eyes is a black band resembling a mask. The female lacks the mask and has a white abdomen.
The northern yellowthroat nests in northeastern North America and winters in Mexico and Central America. Other American yellowthroats include the western, the Maryland, and the tule.
All American yellowthroats belong to the species Geothlypis trichas of the wood warbler family, Parulidae.