Perching

Yellow-breasted Chat

Icteria virens
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Warbling
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-breasted-chat

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Yellow-breasted Chat. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-breasted-chat

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Yellow-breasted Chat". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-breasted-chat

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Dr. Biology. "Yellow-breasted Chat". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/yellow-breasted-chat

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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