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5 1/2" (14 cm). Olive above, yellow below. Male has yellow face, black hood and black throat. Both sexes have white tail spots.
Eastern United States from central New York and Connecticut south to northern Florida west to eastern Texas north to south Missouri, Illinois and Indiana; scattered populations north of western part of range. Winters from Mexico south to northern South America. Accidental vagrant to Great Britain (2 records).
This is a monotypic species.
Mature, moist forests with luxuriant undergrowth, especially in ravines; also in wooded swamps.
A nest is made of leaves and plant fibres, lined with grass and placed in a tree or shrub. 3 or 4 creamy-white, brown-spotted eggs are laid.
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