Vireo family (Vireonidae)
Medium-sized vireo, 4 ¾” long. Greenish-gray back, whitish underneath, whitish eyebrow.
Cup-like nest is suspended from a branch of a deciduous tree, 20 to 90 feet above the ground. Eggs are white with brown spots. Clutch size – 3 to 4 eggs.
Song is a series of long melodious warbling phrases separated by short pauses.
Vireo, Latin, viridos for “green”; gilvus, Latin for “yellowish”.
In the Nature Park:
Neotropical migrant. Warbling Vireos are common in the riparian forests along the Creekside Trail.