Yellow-throated Vireo

The Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons), is a small American songbird. Their breeding habitat is open deciduous woods in southern Canada and the eastern United States. They migrate to deep southern United States, Mexico and Central America.

Adults are mainly olive on the head and upperparts with a yellow throat and white belly; they have dark eyes with yellow “spectacles”. The tail and wings are dark with white wing bars. They have thick blue-gray legs and a stout bill.

They forage for insects high in trees. They also eat berries, especially before migration and in winter when they are occasionally seen feeding on Gumbo-limbo fruit. They make a thick cup nest attached to a fork in a tree branch.

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