Family Vireos (Vireonidae)

Near Threatened

Blue Mountain Vireo (Vireo osburni)


French: Viréo d’Osburn German: Bergvireo Spanish: Vireo de Osburn

Laletes osburni

P. L. Sclater

, 1861,

Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica





Descriptive notes

12·5–15 cm; 19·9–22 g. Forehead, crown, nape and upperparts dull grey-brown, with olive-brown tinge on middle and lower back and rump; primaries and... read more


Song a deliberate trill, slightly descending in pitch towards end; alarm call a harsh descending... read more


Humid and moist mountain limestone rainforest, also upland woodland and shade coffee plantations;... read more

Food and feeding

Little information. Food insects and fruits. Forages singly in dense foliage; secretive.


Nesting season predominantly Mar–Jul; nest is a dangling cup at low to moderate height in a sapling or tree. Eggs spotted; no... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Uncommon. Has suffered much habitat destruction over a large... read more

Recommended citation

Brewer, D. (2019). Blue Mountain Vireo (Vireo osburni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 April 2019).