Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens

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Adult

Large and bulky with a long tail and big head. Note yellow breast, white spectacles, and white mustache stripe.

Adult

Large and bulky with a long tail and big head. Note yellow breast, white spectacles, and white mustache stripe.

Adult

Large and bulky with a long tail and big head. Note yellow breast, white spectacles, and white mustache stripe. Eastern birds have a shorter mustache stripe.

Adult

Often eats fruit outside of the breeding season.

Adult

Individuals that breed west of the western Great Plains and West Texas have a longer white mustache stripe, slightly grayer upperparts, and slightly longer tails.

Habitat

Found in thickets and scrubby areas. Often stays hidden in dense shrubs.

Recommended Citation

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/yebcha