Vireo gilva Vieillot, 1808.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Eastern warbling-vireo, brown-capped vireo, Western warbling-vireo; French: Virйo mйlodieux; German: Sдgervireo, Braunkappenvireo; Spanish: Vireo Chipe.
About 5.5 in (14 cm). The upper body is uniformly gray, with white underparts, light-yellow flanks, and a white line over the eye.
Breeds widely in southern and western Canada, through most of the United States, and in part of north-central Mexico; winters in Mexico and Guatemala.
A migratory species that defends a breeding territory. The song is a slow warble.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feeds on invertebrates gleaned from leaves, flowers, and branches, and also eats small fruits.
Builds a small, cup-shaped nest that hangs from a forked tree branch. Lays three or four eggs, incubated by both parents for about 14 days.
Not threatened. A widespread and abundant songbird, but its numbers are declining in some parts of its breeding range.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
None known, except indirect economic benefits of birding.
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