yellowthroated vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 5 inches

  • Thick bill with hooked upper mandible

  • Dark eye

  • Bold yellow spectacles

  • Bright yellow throat and upper breast

  • Olive head and back

  • White belly and undertail coverts

  • Gray rump

  • Wings and tail dark

  • Blue-gray legs

  • Two bold white wing bars

  • Sexes similar

  • Juvenile similar to adult

Similar Species:

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.

 

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: 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.

 

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
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November R

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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