blueheaded vireo (Vireo solitarius)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.75? inches

  • White spectacles

  • Dark eye

  • White wing bars

  • Gray head contrasting with olive back

  • White throat, breast, and undertail coverts

  • Yellowish flanks

  • Thick bill with hooked upper mandible

  • Sexes similar

  • Juveniles similar to adults

Similiar Species:
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.

 

LIFE HISTORY

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.

 

Relative abundance
     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
            numbers.
     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.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
O
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November
O

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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