Yellow-breasted Chat

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  • Class: Aves

  • Order: Passeriformes

  • Family: Icteriidae

  • Genus: Icteria

  • Species: I. virens

    ARTIST'S NOTES

    This illustration of a Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) was completed on January 22, 2018. The drawing is based on a photo I took at Elyria Canyon Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2016. It is the only known record of that species for that park.

    INFORMATION ABOUT YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

    The Yellow-breasted Chat breeds across much of North America, from southern Canada south to central Mexico. This species winters from northern Mexico south to Panama. Though once considered an aberrant warbler (Parulidae), it was recently placed in its own monotypic family. Despite its size and bright plumage, this species is heard more often than seen because of its skulking habits. In spring, males will sing and chatter a loud jumble of notes from the top of dense shrubbery, sometimes doing exaggerated display flights. Many populations of this species are declining and considered sensitive by resource agencies. 

    ORIGINAL IMAGE SIZE

    Vector drawing (infinitely scaleable)

    MATERIALS

    Vector image drawn in Affinity Designer