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Philadelphia Vireo


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of young deciduous woods, the Philadelphia Vireo is the most northernly breeding species of vireo. It is often overlooked because its more common relative, the Red-eyed Vireo lives in the same areas and gets most of the attention.

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Adult Description

  • Small drab songbird.
  • Back grayish green.
  • Cap grayish.
  • Underparts pale yellow, palest on throat and deepest on breast.
  • Eyebrow white.
  • Blackish line through and in front of eye.
  • No wingbars, tail spots, or eyering.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.

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Similar Species

  • Warbling Vireo can have yellowish flanks, but not yellow on breast, and has less distinct facial pattern.
  • Tennessee Warber is slightly smaller, has thinner, more pointed bill, and a bright green back.