Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
STATUS: Locally common.
HABITAT: Inhabits dense brush or hedgerows near fields, pastures, and marshes, roadside thickets, gardens and thick woods in cities, towns, and around farms.
NEST: May nest singly or communally, with several females laying their eggs in a single nest. The nest is constructed in trees or dense shrubs 6 to 30 feet above ground, commonly near human habitation.
FOOD: Forages in moist open meadows for grasshoppers, crickets, moths, green tree frogs, and chameleons.
REFERENCES: Harrison 1975, Kaufman in Farrand 1983b, Merritt 1951.