Family Vireos (Vireonidae)

Least Concern

Jamaican Vireo (Vireo modestus)


Taxonomy

French: Viréo de Jamaïque German: Jamaikavireo Spanish: Vireo jamaicano
Taxonomy:

Vireo modestus

P. L. Sclater

, 1861,

Jamaica

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Jamaica.

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm; 9·2-10·8 g. Has diffuse pale area with yellow-olive tinge above lores, superciliary and ear-coverts; otherwise dull grey-green above, slightly brighter on rump;... read more

Voice

Song a repetition of a short phrase, "sewi-sewi", or "twee-weet-weet-wuu", repeated for several... read more

Habitat

Different forest types, from humid to semi-arid, also forest edge, thickets and similar; not found... read more

Food and feeding

Food mostly insects, in one study c. 14% fruit; in a food-supplementation experiment in SW Jamaica, vireo populations were not affected by... read more

Breeding

Season Apr–Jun. Nest is an open cup comprised of fern leaves or bromeliad stalks, supported by its rim in the crotch of a horizontal... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common or abundant in many areas of its small range; widespread throughout the island. Appears able... read more

Recommended citation

Brewer, D. (2017). Jamaican Vireo (Vireo modestus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61246 on 18 December 2017).