Yellow-breasted Chat — Icteria virens

Order Passeriformes
Family Parulidae
Genus Icteria
Species virens
This warbler is larger (~2 inches longer) than others in the United States. It has a bright yellow throat and breast with a white belly. The back is olive colored. It has a distinctive white “eye spectacle”. The female is duller in color. This bird is secretive and often skulking in the underbrush. It breeds in dense thickets and brushy edges throughout a large portion of the United States. It is noted for its grating "chack" call note.

Birds of the Arboretum

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
Photo by David L. Walton

Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich