Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
STATUS: Locally common.
HABITAT: Found most frequently in pinyon-juniper habitats, but also occurs in tall sagebrush, mountain-mahogany, chaparral, brushy or tree-lined river banks, and in hillside aspen groves.
NEST: Builds a gourd-shaped nest of twigs, mosses, roots, lichens, oak leaves, and flowers, that is hung from a branch in a clump of leaves.
FOOD: Gleans insects and spiders from foliage of trees and shrubs; also eats some fruit.
REFERENCES: Addicott 1938, Johnsgard 1979, Terres 1980.