5 1/2-6 1/2" (14-17 cm). Olive above and whitish below; red eyes with white eyebrows bordered by dark stripes; gray crown.
Similar Species- Warbling Vireo
Loud and melodious. Interpreted as: see me, here I am, up here, see? Vireo!
Breeds from British Columbia and probably southeastern Alaska, east across portions of Canada, and south to northern Oregon, northern Idaho, eastern Colorado, Texas, Gulf Coast, and southern Florida. Winters in South America.
Eats insects, small fruits, and seeds. Notably frugivorous, almost totally so away from breeding areas.
Forages in trees. Builds cup-shaped nest in shrub or deciduous tree. In one study, 45 territories averaged 0.7 ha/pair. Species is a common cowbird host.
Female (mostly or entirely) incubates 3-5 eggs (usually 4), for 11-14 days. Young are tended by both parents, and leave nest at 10-14 days. Female occasionally produces 2 broods/yr.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
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