Perching

Plumbeous Vireo

Vireo plumbeus
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
Wintering in riparian forest and summering in dry open coniferous forest at higher altitudes, this vireo is hard to find as it gleans insects from vegetation at mid to high levels in the canopy. It frequently joins large mixed species foraging flocks of titmice, kinglets and warblers. The nest is cup-like and suspended in the fork of a small branch at mid level in the trees. This species is regularly parasitized by both Brown-headed Cowbirds and Bronzed Cowbirds, sometimes with eggs of both cowbirds in the same vireo nest.

The four-digit banding code is PLVI.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Plumbeous 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: June 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/plumbeous-vireo

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Plumbeous Vireo. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/plumbeous-vireo

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Plumbeous Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/plumbeous-vireo

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Dr. Biology. "Plumbeous Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/plumbeous-vireo

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