Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Usually seen low in shrubs and undergrowth vegetation of open forest and forest edge, this vireo places its deep, cup-like nest in the fork of a small branch in a tall shrub or low tree. The nest is made of grass, insect and spider webbing and lichens. Food is almost solely insects during the spring and summer, but berries and small fruits are added to the diet in the fall and winter.

The four-digit banding code is YTVI.

Male | Jim Burns


Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Yellow-throated 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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