Vireo family (Vireonidae)
Bright yellow throat and breast, olive-green back, yellow eye-ring, two white wing bars.
Mature deciduous forest.
Nest cup suspended in fork of tree branch. Eggs are white or pink-white with brown spots. Clutch size – usually 4 eggs.
Song is a series of distinct notes with a deliberate pause between each note. Pacing of notes is similar to the Red-eyed Vireo but notes are quite different. Yellow-throated Vireo notes are more burry or hoarse and sound like “ee-yay (pause) ee-year (pause)”, etc. etc. Red-eyed Vireo’s notes are more musical and less hoarse.
The genus name Vireo is from the Latin for "green." The species name flavifrons is from the Latin for "yellow throat."
In the Nature Park:
Neotropical migrant. Common in the upland woods along Rail Trail and Creekside Trail, but easier to hear than see.