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Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
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Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)

General Description: Yellow-breasted Chats (Icteria virens) are the largest North American warbler. They are sexually monomorphic. The head and back are dark, the breast is bright yellow, and the belly is white. There is a bold white eyebrow line with a broken eyering.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Parulidae.

Favored Habitat: Wet areas with shrubs.

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)

Where to Find: This is an uncommon species, so don't expect to find them around Las Vegas, but keep an eye out for them at Corn Creek, Floyd Lamb State Park, Willow Springs, and the Henderson BVP.


Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Yellow-breasted Chat showing bright breeding colors at Corn Creek
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Notice yellow breast, white belly, and white on the face
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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