whiteeyed vireo (Vireo griseus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 6 inches
Thick bill with hooked upper mandible
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
Juvenile differs from adult in having dark eyes and more yellow beneath.
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.
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.
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 O
Fall: September, October, November O
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley