5 1/2-6 1/2" (14-17 cm). Brownish olive above; buff eyestripe; whitish below with dark streaking; moderately long bill.
Similar Species- Ovenbird
Begins with 3-4 long, rising notes and ends with 3-4 rolling, descending notes.
Breeds from portions of Alaska and Canada, south to Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Great Lakes, West Virginia, and Massachusetts. Winters in southern Florida, in portions of Mexico, throughout Central America, and in portions of South America.
Found in thickets near water, swamps, and bogs. In migration, found in forests, woodland, scrub, brushy areas, yards, and gardens. In winter, generally found alongside water, often along slow-moving streams in mangroves.
Builds nest in ground under bank near water. Forages on muddy ground, among soggy, fallen leaves, or in extremely shallow water.
Lays eggs from late May to June. Female incubates 3-6 eggs (usually 4-5). Breeding biology is poorly known.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
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