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Plumbeous Vireo


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A common and vocal bird of montane forests, the Plumbeous Vireo is found primarily in the southern Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin. Formerly lumped as a "Solitary Vireo" with Cassin's and Blue-headed vireos, it is now considered a separate species.


Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird, medium-sized vireo.
  • Dull gray head and back.
  • White spectacles.
  • Two whitish wingbars.
  • Belly white, flanks gray.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult.

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Similar Species

  • Gray Vireo smaller and slimmer, shows one wingbar rathern than two, and has only a faint eyering.
  • Blue-headed and Cassin's vireos have green back contrasting with a darker hood, and yellow flanks.



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