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Black-capped Vireo Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, compact songbird with a short, thick bill (compared to a warbler), short wings, and a medium-length tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, smaller than a White-eyed Vireo.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3 in (11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.3-0.3 oz (8-10 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.1 in (18 cm)

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