French: Viréo à moustaches German: Bartvireo Spanish: Vireo bigotudo
#R, St Thomas, Virgin Islands.
See V. olivaceus. Six subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
V. a. barbatulus
(Cabanis, 1855) – SE USA (S Florida from Pasco and Volusia Counties S to Keys), Bahamas, Cuba (including I of Pines), Little Cayman and Cayman Brac; migrates to South America (Amazon Basin).
V. a. altiloquus
(Vieillot, 1808) – Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico; migrates to N South America.
V. a. grandior
(Ridgway, 1884) – Old Providence I (E of Nicaragua), in SW Caribbean.
V. a. canescens
(Cory, 1887) – San Andrés I (E of Nicaragua), in SW Caribbean.
V. a. bonairensis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1948 – Leeward Antilles (Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire) and Margarita I (off NE Venezuela).
V. a. barbadensis
(Ridgway, 1874) – Lesser Antilles (from St Croix S to Barbados).
15–16·5 cm; 15·4–26·2 g. Nominate race has crown dull dark grey-brown, supercilium dull buffy grey, lores and eyestripe dull greyish brown,... read more
Song a sequence of short phrases of 2 or 3 notes, lasting less than a second, with longer pauses (a... read more
Woodland of most types, also tall undergrowth and vegetated gardens. In Florida, largely confined... read more
Food and feeding
Animal food mostly arthropods, including weevils (Curculionidae) and other beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars, bees and wasps (Hymenoptera... read more
Most studies centred on Florida population (race barbatulus). Season mostly May–Aug; eggs recorded 25th May-28th Jun in... read more
N race barbatulus (breeding Florida, Bahamas, Cuba and Caymans) migratory, wintering in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; rare, and possibly extirpated on Aruba (race bonairensis). Removal of mangroves for development purposes has... read more
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