French: Viréo gris German: Grauvireo Spanish: Vireo gris
Fort Whipple, Arizona, USA
SW USA from Wyoming (occasional), C & E Utah, S Nevada and S California E, discontinuously, to W Colorado, N & E Arizona, W, N & SE New Mexico and W Texas (Big Bend and adjacent areas), and NW & N Mexico (N Baja California and N Coahuila); migrates to non-breeding areas from SW Arizona S to NW Mexico (W Sonora, S Baja California) and in SW Texas.
14 cm; male 11·5-13·5 g, female 12·1-13 g. Face and ear-coverts grey, inconspicuous whitish eyering and lores; crown, nape and upperparts dull grey;... read more
Several different song types. Primary song a loud disyllabic or trisyllabic "chu-weet" or... read more
When breeding prefers hot, arid scrubland with wide variety of associations of bushes 0·5-2 m tall... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding season food predominantly insects, including, among others, bugs (Hemiptera), treehoppers (Membracidae) and other... read more
Egg dates in California 20th Apr to 4th Jul (half during 21st-29th May), and in Colorado one full clutch by 13th Jun. Male arrives on... read more
Short-distance migrant. Winters from SW Arizona (USA) S in Mexico to W Sonora, also in S Baja... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Population decline and significant contraction in range recorded in historic times, the species no longer occurring in numerous previous... read more
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