French: Viréo aux yeux blancs German: Weißaugenvireo Spanish: Vireo ojiblanco
New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
V. g. noveboracensis
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – NC USA (Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana E to New York and Connecticut, S to Alabama); migrates to SE Mexico and S to Honduras, also Cuba.
V. g. griseus
(Boddaert, 1783) – White-eyed Vireo – SE USA (coastal plain from S Virginia to N Florida, then W to Texas); migrates mainly to SE Mexico, N Guatemala, Belize and N Honduras.
V. g. maynardi
Brewster, 1887 – S Florida.
V. g. bermudianus
Bangs & Bradlee, 1901 – Bermuda.
V. g. micrus
Nelson, 1899 – extreme S USA (S Texas) and NE Mexico (S to N San Luis Potosí).
V. g. marshalli
A. R. Phillips, 1991 – EC Mexico (uplands of S San Luis Potosí and N Hidalgo).
V. g. perquisitor
Nelson, 1900 – Veracruz Vireo – E Mexico (S San Luis Potosí, N Veracruz).
10·7–13·0 cm; 10–14·3 g. Nominate race has forehead, crown and nape dull dark yellowish-grey, becoming olive-green on upperparts; eyering and... read more
Song, by male on breeding grounds (female, too, sings in wintering area), of two types: primary... read more
When breeding, various types of scrub, including abandoned farmland, and late to middle succession... read more
Food and feeding
Analysis of stomach contents during breeding season shows majority of food to be arthropods, mostly insects, moths and butterflies (... read more
Season from early Apr (Texas) to late May (Virginia); apparently single-brooded. Monogamous; some infidelity by female appears to occur on... read more
N races (nominate, noveboracensis) entirely migratory, wintering in S Mexico and Yucat... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to rather uncommon. Population density heavily dependent on habitat, prime locations supporting 2–3 pairs/ha. Scrub habitat most... read more
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