Icteria virens: Yellow-breasted chat

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The yellow-breasted chat [Icteria virens] is a loud songbird, widely considered the most atypical member of the New World warbler family, though the long-standing suspicion is that it does not actually belong there. Its placement is not definitely resolved. It is the only member of the genus Icteria.

Found throughout North America, from southern-plains of Canada to central Mexico during the summer, these birds mainly migrate to Mexico and Central America, although some of their number may overwinter in coastal areas. This species occurs in areas where dense shrubby growth is common.

Photos: Chamblee, GA, USA [20150913]

Source: Wikipedia

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