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Warbling Vireo

Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 6 in. (14 cm)
Found nesting in mature broad-leafed and coniferous mixed forests as well as riparian forest in drier areas, this vireo gleans for insects and occasional fruits from mid to high levels in the trees. Its nest is a deep cup made of bark strips, grass and leaves and suspended in the fork of a high branch. The four-digit banding code is WAVI.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

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