Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
HABITAT: Inhabits dense forests along stagnant water courses or old stream beds, occurring in mesquite, hackberry, ebony blackbead, or huisache with a thick undergrowth of shrubs or small trees. Also frequents thickets in forest openings.
NEST: Attaches half-pensile nest to upright terminal branches, twigs, and leaves 6 to 14 feet above the ground. Places nest in dense cover, usually mesquite.
FOOD: Forages at midlevel in trees in dense woods for insects and small fruits.
REFERENCES: Bent 1958, Kaufman in Farrand 1983c, Oberholser 1974b.