search instagram arrow-down
Renegade Expressions

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,206 other followers

Follow Renegade Expressions on WordPress.com
The Mystery Blogger Award

Photo credit senczyszak.com

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Blogger Recognition Award
The Versatile Blogger Award, Blogging,

Blog Stats

Top Posts

Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Blogs I Follow

Tags

2014 World Cup Africa Baltimore Birding Birds Black History Blogging Cayman CB&W CFFC Challenge COB Conspiracy Cooking Costa Maya CWW Death Delaware Entertainment EPL Florida Football History Honduras Injustice Jamaica Life Lifestyle Maryland Mexico Music Music History Nature New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania Peter Tosh Poetry Predictions Premier League Reggae Relationships Shocking Soccer Sports Vegetarian Virginia Washington DC Weekly Photo Challenge Wildlife

Meta

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

The Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) is a large 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.

These birds have olive upperparts with white bellies and bright yellow throats and breasts. Other signature features of Yellow-breasted Chats are its large white eye-rings and blackish legs. If seen, this species is unlikely to be mistaken for any other bird. [Wikipedia]

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

The Yellow-breasted Chat offers a cascade of songs in the spring, when males deliver streams of whistles, cackles, chuckles, and gurgles with the fluidity of improvisational jazz. It’s seldom seen or heard during the rest of the year, when both males and females skulk silently in the shadows of dense thickets, gleaning insects and berries for food. The largest of our warblers, the chat is a widespread breeder in shrubby habitats across North America, venturing to Central America for the winter. [All About Birds]

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat Facts [All About Birds]

  • The Yellow-breasted Chat has traditionally been placed in the New World warbler family, although it is an unusual one: it’s larger than other warblers, has a more varied repertoire of songs and calls, and also differs in certain aspects of behavior and anatomy.
  • Though a small percentage of males have two mates at once, most appear to be monogamous during the breeding season. Female aggression may help enforce this monogamy. However, some infidelity happens behind the scenes: in a Kentucky study, one-third of nests contained at least one chick sired by another male.
  • Brown-headed Cowbirds often lay their eggs in nests of Yellow-breasted Chats. Some breeding pairs will desert a parasitized nest, while others accept the cowbird egg and raise the chick as their own.
  • The oldest Yellow-breasted Chat on record, a female, was at least 11 years old when recaptured and released at an Arizona banding station in 2015.
Express Yourself!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Krishiv Writes

Info. Experiences. Opinions. My passion

NOMZI KUMALO

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR

Classfired

Inspired to teach. Teach to inspire.

The Ponderings of SCsquared

The musings of my self-discovery

TriniInXisle

People | Culture | Technology

So Lynnish ...

... the on-going story of a girl who is giving up city life and moving to the mountains ...

victoriatownIE

hog seh 'mumma mek yuh mout suh long?'

de Wets Wild

Disappearing into South Africa's wild places... Again!

67steffen

Life perspectives from a wandering mind

Hunt Engagements

Natural Light Photographer | Secular Wedding Officiant | Explorer

%d bloggers like this: