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5 1/2" (14 cm).
 Similar Species
See Bachman's Warbler.
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.
Accidental vagrant to Great Britain (2 records).
Formerly placed in genus Wilsonia.
Mature, moist forests with luxuriant undergrowth, especially in ravines; also in wooded swamps.
Both adults have conspicuous white tail spots, which they flash while moving about.
This species usually ranges at a low level, rarely 10 feet (3 meters) above the ground. The also feed by hover-gleaning; also gleans in the understorey. Like most members of the family, it is adept at fly-catching.
Their main diet consists of insects and spiders.
Nesting: 3 or 4 creamy-white, brown-spotted eggs in a grass-lined nest of dead leaves and plant fibers, placed low in a small tree or shrub.
A loud, penetrating, and very melodious song.
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