Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat Peeks out

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The Yellow-breasted Chat is the only member of the family Icteriidae. It was once a member of the New World warbler family, but in 2017, the American Ornithological Society moved it to its own family. Its placement is not definitively resolved.

I was not surprised to learn about the change in the classification of this bird. When I captured this image in 2017, it was still considered a member of the warbler family which I found odd, both on account of its size and its somewhat strange call.

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Mike Warner
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That’s about the best picture of a Chat as I’ve seen – GreatBirdPic!

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Terrific picture!

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Anne Houle

Great shot and explanation of the classification. Thanks!

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