Hutton's Vireo

Vireo huttoni

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Vireos (Vireonidae)

Code 4

HUVI

Code 6

VIRHUT

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Hutton's Vireo is currently rated as Least Concern. This is a terrestrial bird that is native to the United States, Guatemala, Canada, Belize and Mexico. The range of Hutton's Vireo is more than 1 million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is about 2 million individual birds. In 2000 the rating for this bird species was Lower Risk. Since that time, the rating has been downgraded to Least Concern due to the fact that there are not any known threats facing Hutton's Vireo at this time that might result in limited population or range.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Hutton's Vireo: Small vireo, olive-gray upperparts, buff to yellow underparts. Eye ring is white, broken above eye. White undertail coverts. Wings are dark with two white bars. Gray bill is short and thick. Legs, feet are blue-gray. West Coast birds have greener upperparts then southwestern birds.


Range and Habitat

Hutton's Vireo: Resident in southwestern British Columbia south to southern California, central Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and western Texas. Also found throughout inland Mexico. Preferred habitats include deciduous and mixed forests, primarily oak woodlands; also, live-oak tangles in canyons of the southwest.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chu-whe, chu-wee", "che-eer, che-eer", "chit-chit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • In Washington, the Hutton's Vireo has benefited from logging practices that have created shrubby second-growth stands, which include numerous hardwoods.
  • Recent DNA studies suggest this species may be split into at least 2 different species, with coastal Pacific birds showing enough genetic variation when compared to interior ones.
  • A group of vireos are collectively known as a "call" of vireos.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Hutton's Vireo

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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BACKYARD BIRDING

BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
RiparianX
Relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater. 
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X