Family Vireos (Vireonidae)

Vulnerable

San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus)


Taxonomy

French: Viréo de San Andrés German: San-Andrés-Vireo Spanish: Vireo de San Andrés
Taxonomy:

Vireo caribaeus

J. Bond and Meyer de Schauensee

, 1942,

San Andrés, south-west Caribbean

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Sometimes treated as conspecific with V. griseus or with V. pallens, but differs significantly in plumage and vocalizations. Monotypic.

Distribution:

San Andrés I (E of Nicaragua), in SW Caribbean.

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm; 8·6-10 g, mean 9·3 g. Has partial eyering and broad area above lores yellowish; otherwise dull greenish-grey above, becoming brighter and more greenish on lower back... read more

Voice

Unusual among vireos in having three song types, including specific courting-song. Simplest type... read more

Habitat

Various types of bush and woodland, including mangroves, sparse dry woodland with cocoa plantations... read more

Food and feeding

Food includes both insects and fruit. Unusually for a vireo, fruit appears to form a significant proportion of nestling diet; in one study... read more

Breeding

Nesting late Mar to Jun, with most starting in Apr, i.e. before rainy season, so that nestlings reared at time of maximum food abundance;... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in San Andrés Island Secondary Area. Has probable population of between 8200 and 14,800 individuals; total suitable area... read more

Recommended citation

Brewer, D. (2018). San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus). 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/61245 on 16 December 2018).