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    Bell's Vireo

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    Bell's Vireo

    Vireo bellii
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Vireonidae
    Basic Description

    A small insectivorous bird of the central and southwestern United States and northern Mexico, the Bell's Vireo is drably colored and indistinctly marked. Its distinctive song can be heard coming from the dense vegetation of scrubby woodlands, old fields, or mesquite brushlands.

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    Other Names
    • Vireo de Bell (Spanish)
    • Viréo de Bell (French)
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