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Nearly always holds tail cocked up above wingtips.
Canada from east central Saskatchewan east to eastern Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia south to northern half of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Pennsylvania, and northern New Jersey; also along the Appalachians south to northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee and in scattered locations throughout the midwest.
In migration found throughout the east.
Rare to casual vagrant to the west.
Deciduous second growth, abandoned fields and orchards.
The clutch consists of 4 white eggs with marks of brown. Nest of bark, stems, and grass; lined with hair; usually placed low in a tree or bush. Incubated by female for 12-13 days and fledge about 10-12 days later. Cared for by both parents while in the nest.
Mostly insects including caterpillars, lice, ants, leaf-hoppers, and bark beetles. Occasional short flights while hawking flying insects. Berries and seeds when insects are scarce.
Song: Please, please, please, to meet ya
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