photo by Phil Swanson
L 5 1/2″ (14 cm).
Song or calls:
Song is rapid buzzy trill.
Description: Sexes similar. Brownish-olive above; chestnut cap; yellow eyebrow and throat; yellow below, with chestnut streaking on breast and sides. Fall adults and immatures are drab, with pale underparts except for yellow undertail coverts; chestnut on crown is mostly obscured.
Behavior: Birds forage on the ground; habitually wags its tail as it forages.
Habitat: Brushy fields, open wooded areas, and wooded edges or clearings in woods.
Where in Nebraska: Uncommon spring and fall migrant in eastern Nebraska, becoming rarer westwardly. Seen as far west as Dawes County.