Yellow-breasted Chat

About the Yellow-breasted Chat

Also known as: Long-tailed Chat, Yellow Mockingbird, Polyglot Chat
The Yellow-breasted Chat is a species of songbird. It was formerly considered to belong to the New World warbler family, noted to be one of the largest warblers. As of 2017 it is considered to be in its own family by some taxonomic systems.

Yellow-breasted Chats are found across much of North America. Their breeding territory covers much of the United States; winters are spent across Central America.

Yellow-breasted Chats have a bold plumage. They are known for their complicated vocalizations; these chats are often heard before they are seen, if they are seen at all.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 27 June 2018
Scientific Name
Icteria virens
  • Passeriformes
  • Icteriidae
  • Icteria
  • I. virens
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 27 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
7.1 inches
9.8 inches
.8 to 1.1 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黄胸大(即鸟)莺
Czech (Cesky) lesňáček žlutoprsý
Danish (Dansk) Gulbrystet Kratsmutte
Dutch (Nederlands) Geelborstzanger
Finnish (Suomi) laulukerttuli
French (Français) Ictérie polyglotte
German (Deutsch) Gelbbrust-Waldsänger
Italian (Italiano) Parula pettogiallo
Japanese (日本語) オオアメリカムシクイ [ooamerikamushikui]
Norwegian (Norsk) Gulbrystparula
Polish (Polski) slowikówka
Portuguese (Português) Polícia-do-mato-grande
Russian (русский язык) Желтогрудый певун
Spanish (Español) Reinita Grande
Swedish (Svenska) gulbröstad ikteria
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