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Plumbeous Vireo
2008-05-05 23:19:45

The Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus), is a small North American songbird, ranging from far southeastern Montana and west South Dakota south to the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is a migratory species and winters in the southern part of its range. Its habitat is generally open pine forests. The Plumbeous Vireo is 4.75 inches in length, with a gray head, back, and flanks, and whitish underparts....

Philadelphia Vireo
2008-05-05 23:17:20

The Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus), is a small songbird found on edges of deciduous and mixed woods across Canada. They migrate to Mexico and Central America. Although they are named Philadelphia Vireo, this bird does not occur in Philadelphia, except during migration. Adults are mainly olive-brown on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have dark eyes and a grey crown....

Yellow-throated Vireo
2008-05-05 23:14:05

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...

Slaty Vireo
2008-05-05 23:04:14

The Slaty Vireo (Vireo brevipennis), is a vireo endemic to shrubby highlands of southern Mexico. It differs from all other vireos in its predominantly slate gray plumage and long tail. These distinctions once afforded it its own genus, Neochloe. It also has green feather edgings on its wings and tail. Its eyes, belly, and chin are snow white, offsetting the otherwise dark gray plumage....

Black-whiskered Vireo
2008-05-05 22:54:50

The Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus), is a small passerine bird found in southern Florida, USA, and the West Indies as far south as the offshore islands of Venezuela. This bird is a partial migrant. Northern birds winter from the Greater Antilles to northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Costa Rica. Its habitat is open deciduous wooded areas and cultivation, and in Florida also...

Warbling Vireo
2006-03-31 11:57:45

The Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) is a small songbird found throughout most of North America, from Alaska to Mexico. In winter, this species migrates to Mexico and Central America Adults are mainly olive-grey on the head and upperparts with white underparts; they have brown eyes and the front of the face is light. There is a white stripe just over the eyes. They have thick blue-grey legs and...

Blue-headed Vireo
2006-03-31 11:49:24

The Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) is a small songbird found in open mixed deciduous and coniferous woods throughout Canada east of the Rockies and the northeastern United States. In winter these birds migrate to the southern United States south to Central America. Adults typically have olive upperparts, white underparts, yellowish flanks and white wing bars. Their head is grey with...

Black-capped Vireo
2006-03-31 11:38:57

The Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapillus) is a small songbird native to the United States and Mexico. It has been listed as an endangered species in the United States since 1987 and the IUCN classifies this species as vulnerable. The Black-capped Vireo averages 4.5 inches (12 cm) in length. Males have olive green plumage above and white below with faint yellow flanks. The crown and upper...

Bells Vireo
2006-03-25 11:44:09

The Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) is a small North American songbird, 4-3/4 to 5 inches (12-13 cm) in length, dull olive-gray above and whitish below. It has a faint white eye ring and faint wing bars. The Bell's Vireo constructs a well-camouflaged nest but when found the bird will stand its ground against intruders. Cowbirds use Bell's Vireo nests as their own nurseries. This bird was...

White-eyed Vireo
2006-03-25 11:40:07

The White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) is a small songbird that breeds in the southeastern USA from New Jersey west to northern Missouri and south to Texas and Florida, as well as in eastern Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the Bahamas. Populations on the US Gulf coast and further south are resident, but most North American birds migrate south in winter. This species frequents bushes and...

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