redeyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 5 inches

  • Thick bill with hooked upper mandible

  • Sexes similar

  • Red eye

  • White supercilium bordered above by a dark line and below by a dark           eye line

  • Gray crown contrasts with olive-green back and upper wings

  • No wing bars

  • White underparts

  • Yellowish cast to flanks and undertail coverts in fresh plumage

  • Blue-gray legs

  • Juvenile has brown eye and yellower underparts than adult

Similar species:

Warbling vireo has a grayer back, no black borders to the white super-

cilium, and a dark eye. Philadelphia vireo has yellower underparts, a less

distinct supercilium and a dark eye. In Florida the black-whiskered vireo

can be distinguished from the red-eyed by its black malar streak. In south

Texas the rare yellow-green vireo is much yellower below and has much

paler black borders to the supercilium than the red-eyed. All other vireos

have wing bars.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 2-4
Length of Incubation: 11-14 days
Days to Fledge: 10-12
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Primarily 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
C
      Su - Summer: June, July, August C
      Fall: September, October, November C

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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