Common Yellowthroat

1/320s at f8.0, ISO:2500, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, x1.4 converter

The Common Yellowthroat is a New World warbler. They are abundant breeders in North America, ranging from southern Canada to central Mexico. The breeding habitats of these birds are marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation, and may also be found in other areas with dense shrub. However, these birds are less common in dry areas. Females appear to prefer males with larger masks. Common Yellowthroats nest in low areas of the vegetation, laying 3 to 5 eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Both parents feed the young.
Boulder County, CO