Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: YBCH.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Icteriidae   >   Genus Icteria   

Status:

Common migrant and breeder in appropriate scrubby field and thicket habitats throughout the state. Rare in winter.

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Feeds on various invertebrates and fruit.

There are 325 records in the project database.

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Yellow-breasted Chat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/3/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

Yellow-breasted Chat in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. - Bill Hubick.

Yellow-breasted Chat in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/14/2022). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Dan Small.

Yellow-breasted Chat in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/14/2011). An amazing example of Yellow-breasted Chat mimicry--note the American Crow impersonations in this cut among its Green Heron and Wood Thrush imitations - Bill Hubick.

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A Yellow-breasted Chat in Harford Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Yellow-breasted Chat in Harford Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Yellow-breasted Chat in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/23/2018). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/5/2012). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/20/2020). (c) Emily L. Stanley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Washington Co., Maryland (6/2/2007). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/14/2024). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Yellow-breasted Chat in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/24/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/12/2009). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A juvenile Yellow-breasted Chat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/28/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A rare winter record of Yellow-breasted Chat - Prince George's Co., Maryland (1/2/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Yellow-breasted Chat at Soldier's Delight NEA, Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/5/2012) Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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