Cassin's Vireo

Vireo cassinii
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Occurring in the tops of mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, the Cassin\'s Vireo is most easily located by its persistent song. Its cup-like nest is suspended in the fork of a small branch and made of grass and lichens. Insects make up most of the diet, but in mid-winter some fruits are eaten.

The four-digit banding code is CAVI.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Oliver Niehuis


Fir forest

Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Cassin'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: March 24, 2018
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