Nests in wooded wetlands in muskeg bogs, spruce forests, and deciduous riparian woodlands (Moskoff 1995); occasionally riparian tall shrub thickets (Spindler and Kessel 1980, McCaffery and Harwood 2004). On the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, associated with wet forest gaps 10 to 20 m wide (Collins et al. 1999). In the Yukon, breeding birds have been reported using subalpine shrub habitats, up to 1,600 m in elevation (Alexander et al. 2003).
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