Yellow-green Vireo

Vireo flavoviridis
Yellow-green Vireo thumbnail
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
Sonogram Large:
Sonogram Zoom:

View Citation

You may need to edit author's name to meet the style formats, which are in most cases "Last name, First name."

Bibliographic details:

  • 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: April 17, 2024
  • Link:

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Yellow-green Vireo. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 17, 2024 from

American Psychological Association. For more info, see

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Yellow-green Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017.

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Yellow-green Vireo". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 17 Apr 2024.

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see
Blue seastar on a coral reef.
Are coral reefs dying?

Be Part of
Ask A Biologist

By volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteers page to get the process started.

Donate icon  Contribute


Share to Google Classroom