whiteeyed vireo (Vireo griseus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 6 inches

  • Thick bill with hooked upper mandible

  • Sexes similar

  • White eye

  • Yellow spectacles and dusky lores

  • Two bold whitish wing bars

  • Gray-olive head and olive back

  • White underparts with yellow flanks

  • Wings and tail dark; flight feathers edged yellow-olive, tertials edged        white

  • Blue-gray legs

  • Juvenile differs from adult in having dark eyes and more yellow            beneath.

Similar Species:

Juvenile white-eyed vireo can resemble yellow-throated vireo but has
white throat. Bell's vireo has broken eye ring, lacks yellow spectacles,
usually shows fainter wing bars and has a dark eye as an adult.
Empidonax flycatchers can have an olive back, wing bars, and white
underparts with yellow flanks, but lack spectacles and have dark eyes.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12-16 days
Days to Fledge: ?
Number of Broods: 1 in north, 2 in south
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
O
      Su - Summer: June, July, August O
      Fall: September, October, November O

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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