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Yellow-breasted Chat

Icteria virens

Yellow-breasted Chat
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 8 in. (19 cm)
This unusually large and bizarre warbler is impossible to see unless it wants to be seen. Then it emerges from the thick shrubbery and brush to flaunt itself with conspicuous fluttering flights. It has an amazingly large repertoire of songs. Food consists of insects and fruits. The nest is large and cup-shaped and hidden in dense tangles of low vegetation. The four-digit banding code is YBCH.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

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Male
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Male
Warbling (sound type)
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