Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Vireos (Vireonidae)

Code 4

WAVI

Code 6

VIRGIL

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Unknown

The Warbling Vireo has a large range covering much of the Americas and the nearby island nations and territories to which it is native. This bird prefers boreal, temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems as well as inland wetlands such as rivers, streams, creeks, and waterfalls. The global population of this bird has not been fully quantified but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Warbling Vireo is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Warbling Vireo: Small vireo, gray to olive-gray upperparts, white underparts; sides sometimes washed with yellow. Eyes are dark brown, have thick, white eyebrows and faint, dark eye-lines. Gray wings and tail. Legs and feet are blue-gray. Has the largest breeding range of any North American vireo.


Range and Habitat

Warbling Vireo: Breeds from Yukon and the Northwest Territories to southern Quebec, and New Brunswick south to Tennessee, northern Texas, and central Mexico. Spends winters in the tropics. Preferred habitats include deciduous woodlands, especially near streams and in isolated groves and shade trees.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"I'll seize you and I'll squeeze you", "queeh"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Warbling Vireo is also known as the Warbling Greenlet and Eastern Warbling Vireo.
  • Although common in many areas, their population has decreased considerably because of extensive spraying of pesticides on shade trees.
  • They have the largest range of any member of their family in North America, being found from western and southern Canada and throughout most of the United States.
  • A group of vireos are collectively known as a "call" of vireos.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Warbling Vireo

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
UnderpartsX
Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.
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. 
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