Gray Vireo Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small, delicately built songbird with a short, slightly hooked bill that is stouter than a warbler’s bill. The wings are fairly short (the wingtips reach only just past the base of the tail).

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Yellow Warbler, smaller than a Western Kingbird.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (12-15 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.3 in (21 cm)