Found in open, brushy woodlands and second-growth habitats; also frequents dense chaparral and riparian tickets.
A grayish-green or olive-green warbler with faint, dusky streaking on breast, dark eye line, no wing bars, and yellowish undertail coverts.
Nests on the ground or sometimes in shrubs. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from grasses, leaves, bark strips, and plant down. Feeds mostly on insects; however, berries and fruits may also be included in the diet.