Our Southern Birds provides a more detailed description of the Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens): "His haunts are brushy hillsides and copses, or thickets in partial clearings; but he occasionally comes into an open space to perform a weird clown's dance in the air, twitching and jerking and somersaulting with dangling legs. But if he catches you watching him he disappears at once in the underbrush, and scolds nervously as long as you remain in sight" (149). It also transliterates the Chat's call more realistically as "Woit? cheep--chuck; whee-whee-whee-whee--" (149).