Yellow-Breasted Chat
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Icteria virens

Status

Endangered

Description

The Yellow-breasted Chat is bright yellow on the throat and breast, white on the belly and olive green on the back. The bird has white markings on the side of its blue-grey head. Its song is a loud series of clear whistles and harsher notes.

Habitat

This bird breeds in dense thickets around wood edges, riparian areas, and in overgrown clearings. British Columbia populations are more or less confined to riparian environments, particularly thickets of wild rose and willow along streams and river oxbows.

Threats

Habitat availability limited due to human encroachment and development
Removal of riparian forests along water bodies

You Can Help!

Protect remaining riparian forest areas
Restore riparian areas on your property

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