French: Viréo de Cuba German: Kubavireo Spanish: Vireo cubano
Subspecies and Distribution
V. g. gundlachii
Lembeye, 1850 – Cuba (except SE) and I of Pines.
V. g. sanfelipensis
Garrido, 1973 – Cayo Real (W of I of Pines).
V. g. magnus
Garrido, 1971 – Cayo Cantiles (E of I of Pines).
V. g. orientalis
Todd, 1916 – SE Cuba (E of Camagüey).
13 cm; 11·1–15·2 g. Nominate race has crown, ear-coverts and back dull olive-grey, patch from lores to behind eye (often discontinuous) yellow or creamy-white (... read more
Song a loud whistling, very variable, e.g. "chuee-chuee" or "see-ree-ri-do". Other vocalizations... read more
Forest, forest edge, thickets and bushes; mainly at lower elevations, but also in hills and... read more
Food and feeding
Food items insects, fruits, small lizards. Forages mostly in lower levels of vegetation, usually in pairs; frequently in mixed flocks,... read more
Season Mar–Aug, probably mostly Apr–Jun. Nest a well-concealed pensile cup made of plant fibres, grasses, mosses, lichens,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA. Considered to be generally common over much of its range. Races magnus and sanfelipensis... read more
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