Yellow-green Vireo

Vireo flavoviridis
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
This vireo occurs in the mid to upper levels of open woodland and forest edge. The female constructs the cup-like nest out of bark and fine grass, and places it on a small branch in the middle to upper levels of a tall tree. Yellow-green Vireos eat insects gleaned from tree foliage, and they seem to prefer caterpillars and beetles. In the Fall and Winter they also eat berries, including mistletoes.

The four-digit banding code is YGVI.


Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Yellow-green 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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