Hutton's Vireo Life History


Habitat ForestsEvergreen forests, especially with live oaks.Back to top


Food InsectsInsects and spiders.Back to top


Nest Placement

Nest Tree

Nest Description

Open cup suspended by rim from a fork near ends of horizontal tree branches. Woven of lichens, spiderweb, plant down, bark shreds, fine grasses, small green leaves, and moss. Inner lining of grasses.

Nesting Facts
Egg Description:White with a few small brown dots.
Condition at Hatching:Helpless.
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Behavior Foliage GleanerBack to top


Conservation Low ConcernHutton's Vireo populations increased between 1966 and 2015, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 3 million, with 36% living in the U.S., 2% in Canada, and 59% in Mexico. The species rates a 9 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Hutton's Vireo is not on the 2016 State of North America's Birds Watch List. Back to top


Davis, Jeff N. 1995. Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. Longevity records of North American birds. Version 2015.2. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2015.

Partners in Flight (2017). Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.

Sauer, J. R., D. K. Niven, J. E. Hines, D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr., K. L. Pardieck, J. E. Fallon, and W. A. Link (2017). The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Results and Analysis 1966–2015. Version 2.07.2017. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA.

Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.

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