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Breeding populations in eastern North America probably increased following extensive logging and fragmentation of forests during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and abandonment of marginal cropland in the middle third of the twentieth century. Over its extensive range, this chat is found in low, dense vegetation without a closed tree canopy, including shrubby habitat along stream, swamp, and pond margins; forest edges, regenerating burned-over forest, and logged areas; and fencerows and upland thickets of recently abandoned farmland.
Although its geographic range is broad, this bird is frequently overlooked and seldom seen. Nonetheless, the chat's extensive vocal repertoire—variously described as composed of whistles, rattles, catcalls, and grunts—makes the male's presence easy to document early in the breeding season.