Perching

Bell's Vireo

Vireo bellii
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Length: 5 in. (12 cm )
Rarely venturing from the dense undergrowth of bushes and short trees along steams and moist areas, you will hear 20 Bell\'s Vireos for every one you see. During the breeding season it gleans insects from the bottoms of leaves and vegetation, but in the Fall and Winter, it relies heavily on fruits. The deep nest hangs suspended in the fork of small branches and is made up of dead leaves and bark and held together with spider webbing. The population that nests in southwestern California is in serious decline due to destruction of the riverine riparian) habitats it depends on.

The four-digit banding code is BEVI.

Male | Herbert Clarke


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Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Bell's Vireo
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bells-vireo

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Bell's Vireo. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bells-vireo

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Dr. Biology. "Bell's Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bells-vireo

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Dr. Biology. "Bell's Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/bells-vireo

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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