Can You Identify These Late Migrants?

yellow-breasted chat

Mystery Migrant #2

Classified as a warbler until recently, this skulker is larger and has a proportionally longer tail and a heavier bill than wood warblers. Listen for its extensive cascade of whistles, gurgles, and hoots, often delivered from an exposed perch or during an exaggerated flight display.

Answer: Yellow-breasted chat. This widespread species breeds in dense, shrubby habitats across North America after spending the winter in the tropics of Central America.

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