- 4.3–5.1 in
- 6.7 in
- 0.4–0.5 oz
- Vireo aux yeux blancs (French)
- Vireo ojiblanco (Spanish)
- Both the male and the female White-eyed Vireo sing their primary song on the wintering grounds.
- The only fossil record in North America for the entire family Vireonidae is a wing bone of a White-eyed Vireo from the late Pleistocene of Florida, from approximately 400,000 years ago.
- The White-eyed Vireo bathes by rubbing against wet foliage.
Found in deciduous scrub, overgrown pastures, old fields, wood margins, streamside thickets, and mangroves.
Insects, some fruit.
- Clutch Size
- 3–5 eggs
- Egg Description
- White with sparse spotting.
- Condition at Hatching
- Helpless and naked.
Nest an open cup suspended by rim from fork of small branch in tree. Made of leaves, bark, plant fibers, rootlets, or bits of paper, held together with insect silk and spider webbing, and decorated on outside with lichens, moss, or leaves. Lined with rootlets, fine grass, or hair. Placed low to ground.
Forages deliberately with short hops or flights, pausing to look for insects by tilting its head and peering. Gleans insects by picking, hovering, reaching, lunging, hanging, or leaping.
Common. Populations appear stable.
- Hopp, S. L., A. Kirby, and C. A. Boone. 1995. White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus). In The Birds of North America, No. 168 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.