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White-eyed Vireo

Vireo griseus 
Vireo family (Vireonidae)

Yellow flanks, greenish-gray back, white throat and breast, white eyes, two white wing bars.

Dense shrub thickets.

Cup nest is built in a fork of a small tree or shrub. Eggs are white with brown spots. Clutch size – 3 to 5 eggs.


Song is emphatic, with three distinct parts.  Begins and ends with a sharp “chuck” or “chick” note.  Middle notes are variable, like “chick adooweeoo chick.

Name Origin:

The genus name Vireo is from the Latin for “green.”  The species name griseus is from the Latin for “gray.”

In the Nature Park:
Neotropical migrant. The White-eyed Vireo stays well concealed in dense shrub thickets.