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Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceous

Shrikes and Vireos
Vireo Family (Vireonidae)

Size: Length: 14-16.5 cm Wingspan: 25-27 cm

Description: Less common than the warbling vireo, the red-eyed vireo has olive-green upper parts and white to yellow under parts. The head has a blue-gray crown, a white eyebrow line, a dark eye line and a red eye. The cheeks, nape, back, wings and tail and are olive-green. The breast is white, but the flank may take on a yellowish-olive tinge. Like other vireos, they prefer deciduous forests where they pick insects from the foliage. They typically nest between 1.5 and 3 m above the ground, but occasionally, they build their nest high in the crown. The cup-shaped nest is built in the fork of a branch and suspended by its rim.

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