French: Viréo à bec fort German: Dickschnabelvireo Spanish: Vireo piquigrueso
New Providence, Bahama Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
V. c. crassirostris
(H. Bryant, 1859) – Bahamas.
V. c. stalagmium
Buden, 1985 – Caicos Is.
V. c. tortugae
Richmond, 1917 – Tortuga I, off NW Hispaniola.
V. c. cubensis
Kirkconnell & Garrido, 2000 – Cayo Paredón Grande, off N Cuba.
V. c. alleni
Cory, 1886 – Cayman Is.
13–14 cm; 10·5–16·2 g. Nominate race has forehead, crown and upperparts dull greenish grey, area above lores lemon-yellow, broken eyering paler,... read more
Song, mostly during Dec–Jul, an assertive series of notes, often ending in sharp "chik", e.g... read more
Woodland edge, bushes, scrubland; in Bahamas, xeromorphic habitats.
Food and feeding
Food mostly insects and some berries. Forages by creeping along branches and twigs; very tame.
Season Apr–Jul in Cayman Is, May–Jun in Cuba, and peak of nesting apparently Mar on Tortuga I. Nest a deep cup made from bark... read more
Mainly resident. Apparently some movement, as several extralimital records in extreme SE USA (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Bahamas, Hispaniola and Cuba EBAs, and present in Cayman Islands Secondary Areas. Fairly common... read more
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