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Black-whiskered Vireo

Vireo altiloquus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: VIREONIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of Caribbean forests, the Black-whiskered Vireo reaches the United States only in southern Florida. Restricted to mangroves in Florida, it lives in other upland forest types in the rest of the Caribbean.

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Appearance

Warblerlike
Warblerlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small drab bird.
  • Back olive-brown.
  • Whiter underneath.
  • Crown gray to brownish.
  • Eyebrow white with dusky stripe through the eye.
  • Thin black stripe along sides of throat.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult, but duller, with buffier underparts, and may show faint wingbar.

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    Black-whiskered Vireo

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Dry Tortugas, Florida

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