yellowbreasted chat (Icteria virens)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6.25 inches
The largest warbler
Yellow throat and breast
Whitish belly and undertail coverts
Fairly long tail
Females and males similar in plumage
The yellow-breasted chat is much larger than any other warbler. Its
yellow throat and breast, olive upperparts and white spectacles make
it unlikely to be confused with any other bird.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 11 days
Days to Fledge: 8
Number of Broods: 2
Diet: Mostly insects; lesser quantities of fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley