French: Viréo à tête noire German: Schwarzkopfvireo Spanish: Vireo cabecinegro
Devil’s River, near Sonora, Sutton County, Texas, USA
S USA from W Oklahoma S to Texas and in N Mexico (Coahuila S to S Nuevo León and SW Tamaulipas#R); migrates to Pacific slope of Mexico (mainly S Sinaloa and W Durango S to Oaxaca#R).
11–11·5 cm; 8–10 g. Male has forehead, crown, nape, ear-coverts and malar region black, lores and broad eyering white; upperparts dull-olive green,... read more
Only male sings. Several different song types: primary song a series of hurried harsh, emphatic... read more
Low, dry scrubland with various species of oak (Quercus), juniper (Juniperus),... read more
Food and feeding
Food predominantly arthropods. During breeding season butterflies and moths and their larvae (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera),... read more
Laying early Apr in Texas (later in C Edwards Plateau), late Apr or early May in Oklahoma, and season Apr–Aug in N Mexico; sometimes... read more
Migratory. Winters on Pacific slope of W Mexico from S Sinaloa and extreme W Durango through... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Local and uncommon. Rapid population declines through contracting range. Historical breeding range stretched from C Kansas S through C Oklahoma, and C Texas S to... read more
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