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Includes: Chiriqui Yellowthroat; Black-lored Yellowthroat; Southern Yellowthroat
13.2 cm long and weighs 13g. Yellow-green upperparts, bright yellow underparts, black bill. The adult male has a black facemask, bordered above with a grey band. The female lacks the black mask, duller, grey sides to face, yellowish eyering and yellowish stripe from the bill to the eye.
Central America from Costa Rica south to South America including Trinidad to northern Argentina. There are large gaps in the ranges between the forms mentioned as candidates for full species status below.
Five subspecies are recognized:
Several of these have been proposed as full species by one or more authorities:
Marshes and other wet areas with dense low vegetation.
2 white eggs with reddish-brown markings are laid in a lined cup nest low in grass or rank vegetation.
Diet includes insects, including caterpillars.
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