PHILADELPHIA VIREO

PHILADELPHIA VIREO(Vireo philadelphicus)
DESCRIPTION: The Philadelphia Vireo is a small passerine with grey-olive upper parts and light yellow under parts. They have a dark grey crown with a light grey stripe above the eye, and a dark one across the eye, which is black. The bill and legs are grey. It measures approximately 13 cm (5 inches) long.
VOICE: https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Vireo-philadelphicus
NAME: The English name ‘Vireo’ means ‘green’, and ‘Philadelphia’ refers to the location where the first specimen was found.
HABITAT: Deciduous forests and park lands.
DIET: Forages in the canopy for insects, also feeds on berries.
NESTING: Nest built in a tree. Three or four white eggs are laid, incubated by both parents. Chicks fed by both parents.
DISTRIBUTION: Breeds in much of the Canadian boreal forest east of the Rockies. During migration can be found in eastern USA. Winters in southern Mexico and Central America.
ON PEI: Breeds on Prince Edward Island but rare.
CONSERVATION: Population appears stable, not a cause for concern.
SIMILAR SPECIES: Red-eyed Vireo, Tennessee Warbler, Warbling Vireo
REFERENCES: https://www.borealbirds.org/bird/philadelphia-vireo
https://www.mba-aom.ca/jsp/toc.jsp (Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas)
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Philadelphia_Vireo/id
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_vireo
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/philadelphia-vireo
https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/693/_/Philadelphia_Vireo.aspx

Philadelphia Vireo - Carondelet Park, St. Louis, Missouri - Apr. 29, 2014 - Andy Reago
Philadelphia Vireo – Carondelet Park, St. Louis, Missouri – Apr. 29, 2014 – Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren

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