Yellow-green Vireo

Vireo flavoviridis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Vireos (Vireonidae)

Code 4

YGVI

Code 6

VIRFLD

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Yellow-green Vireo has a very large range reaching up to around 1 million square kilometers. This bird can be found throughout North America and in many areas of Central America and the Carribean. There are also vagrant colonies in Barbados and Saint Lucia as well. This species appears in subtropical and tropical forests and shrublands as well as rural gardens and degraded or former forests. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 500,000 to 5 million individual birds. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Yellow-green Vireo have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Yellow-green Vireo: Medium vireo, olive-green upperparts, pale yellow underparts, bright yellow sides and flanks. Crown is dull gray, eyebrows are white, and eyestripe is dark. Eyes are red. Bill is gray, legs, and feet are blue-gray. Flight is fast and direct on rapidly beating wings.


Range and Habitat

Yellow-green Vireo: This species breeds from coastal Mexico southward. It is a rare breeder in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, but can often be seen along the Gulf coast of Texas during its spring migration. This bird spends winters in South America and its preferred habitats include streamside thickets and woodlands.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chiree-chree, swe, chiree-chree", "rrieeh"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Yellow-green Vireo was first described in 1851 by John Cassin, an American ornithologist.
  • Some individuals are difficult to separate, even in the hand, from the similar Red-eyed Vireo, with which it is sometimes considered conspecific.
  • A group of vireos are collectively known as a "call" of vireos.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Yellow-green Vireo

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
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The crown is the top part of the birds head.
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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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