A beautiful bird found only in Mexico, the Altamira yellowthroat (Geothlypis flavovelata) is most noticeable for its distinctive yellow plumage (2).
The upperparts and wings of the Altamira yellowthroat are yellow-olive green, while the crown and underparts are bright yellow. The male Altamira yellowthroat has a prominent black ‘mask’ covering the face, while the female lacks a mask, instead having a yellow face with olive ear coverts. Both the male and female have a black bill and pink legs (2)
The Altamira yellowthroat is similar in appearance to the common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas). However, the common yellowthroat is larger, and its black face mask has a grey border (2) (3).
- Length: 12 cm (2)