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Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: VIREONIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of open deciduous forests, the Yellow-throated Vireo is the most colorful member of its family in North America.

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Appearance

Warblerlike
Warblerlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Olive green upperparts.
  • Bright yellow throat, breast, and eye spectacles.
  • Belly and under tail white.
  • Two white wingbars.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but paler yellow below and more brownish above.

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Similar Species

  • No other vireo has bright yellow throat and chest.
  • Pine Warbler has dusky streaking on yellow chest, white tail spots, and an eyeline, not spectacles.
  • Yellow-breasted Chat lacks wingbars, has white spectacles and a longer tail.

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