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White-eyed Vireo


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small and secretive bird of shrubby areas of the eastern and southern United States, the White-eyed Vireo is more noticeable for its explosive song than its looks.


Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Olive-green upperparts.
  • Yellow sides.
  • Yellow spectacles.
  • White throat.
  • Two white wingbars.
  • Eyes white.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult, but with brown eyes.

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Similar Species

  • Bell's Vireo very similar, but is grayer overall, has dark eyes, more indistinct wingbars, and lacks bright yellow spectacles.
  • Blue-headed Vireo has dark eyes, white spectacles, and a dark gray head.

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