Photo Credit: Marlene Cashen & Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dumetella carolinensis

STATUS: Breeder. Common in winter, spring, and fall, and rare in summer, in Gulf Coast region. In Inland Coastal Plain region, common in spring and fall, uncommon in winter and summer. In Tennessee Valley and Mountain regions, common in spring and fall, fairly common in summer, and rare in winter. Low Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found in hedgerows, thickets, fence rows, and dense brushy vegetation bordering ponds and lakes.