Both parents build the nest; perform the incubation and care of chickens. Eggs are laid asynchronously, at intervals of 24 h.
The breeding season occurs from April to June in southern United States. It nests in pine-oak forests. The nest is a cup of grass, dry leaves, moss and bark strips, woven with fine grasses, hair and skin. It places the nest on the leaf litter in the shade of shrubs and ground plants. Puts 3 to 4 eggs, creamy-white with buff or brown spots, measures 18 x 14 mm. Incubation lasts 9 to 12 days. The chicks have yellow mouth, the commeasures of bill orange. The chicks leave the nest at 11 days old.