yellowthroated vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 5 inches
Thick bill with hooked upper mandible
Bold yellow spectacles
Bright yellow throat and upper breast
Olive head and back
White belly and undertail coverts
Wings and tail dark
Two bold white wing bars
Juvenile similar to adult
No other vireo combines white wing bars, yellow throat and yellow
spectacles. Juvenile white-eyed vireo is similar but does not have a
yellow throat. Pine warbler has similar plumage, but lacks spectacles,
and has a thinner bill, faintly streaked sides, and white tail spots.
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: 14
Number of Broods: ?
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley