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Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo

© Joanne Kamo

Vireo flavifrons

Family: (Vireonidae) Vireos

Preferred Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Seasonal Occurrence: Common in spring; uncommon in summer and fall.

Notes: The Yellow-throated Vireo is fairly common in spring, but is usually difficult to spot. It is slow and deliberate when it forages, and often perches motionless in the shadows. It resembles the more common Pine Warbler, but note the yellow spectacles and thicker vireo bill. Yellow-throated Vireos breed in our area. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, they require large blocks of forest for successful breeding. In smaller, fragmented forests their numbers are much smaller.
- Susan Billetdeaux