French: Viréo nain German: Zwergvireo Spanish: Vireo enano
#R, Queréndaro, Michoacán, Mexico
SW Mexico from E Jalisco, NE Colima and S Guanajuato S in highlands to Guerrero, S Puebla and C Oaxaca.
10–11 cm; 8·1-9·4 g. Crown dark grey, sometimes with bluish-grey cast, eyering (broken over eye) and area above lores off-white (diffuse spectacled appearance);... read more
Song a rather variable series of 3 or 4 scratchy notes or a series of hurried warbling phrases;... read more
Semi-arid to arid scrubland, sometimes with oaks (Quercus), scattered thickets, streamside... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. No information on diet. Forages low down in brush; secretive.
Male on nest with eggs in mid-Jun in Guanajuato. Said to nest at low or medium level in tree or bush. No other information.
Unclear; present in some locations only in winter. Seems to move to higher elevations after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread but very local. Total range 190,000 km2. Has always been regarded as rare; for 60 years after its first description, this species was... read more
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