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Bell's Vireo


IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

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.


  • Song, call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a loud, jerky, unmusical set of phrases, first ending on ascending note, then descending note. "Cheedle-cheedle-cheedle-chee, cheedle-cheedle-cheedle-chew."

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