blueheaded vireo (Vireo solitarius)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.75? inches
White wing bars
Gray head contrasting with olive back
White throat, breast, and undertail coverts
Thick bill with hooked upper mandible
Juveniles similar to adults
The bold white spectacles of the blue-headed vireo are a good field mark.
black-capped vireo also has white spectacles but it has a black, not gray,
head. Yellow-throated and white-eyed vireos have yellow spectacles.
Plumbeous and Cassin's vireos are duller without bright yellow flanks
and have less contrast between the head and back. The gray vireo lacks
spectacles and has faint wing bars.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 14? days
Days to Fledge: ?
Number of Broods: 1, occasionally 2
Diet: Almost exclusively insects; lesser quantities of fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May O
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November O
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley