Breeds in swampy forested lands between 900 and 1,220 m in B.C. Also found in open to sparsely treed, mixed forests with low to sparse undergrowth near sloughs, wet meadows, and bogs. Utilizes burned ridges and forest clearings (Campbell et al. 1990).
Campbell, R. W., N. K. Dawe, I. McTaggart-Cowan, J. M. Cooper, G. W. Kaiser, and M. C. E. McNall. 1990. The Birds of British Columbia. Vol. 1 and 2, Nonpasserines. UBC Press, Vancouver, B.C.