Somewhat stocky songbird with a thick, hooked bill. Adults in fresh plumage are bright yellow below with a yellow throat. The dark gray crown contrasts with the white eyebrow, though this can be indistinct on some birds.
Small and stocky songbird. Rather plain and unmarked overall with a yellowish belly, gray crown, and grayish brown back. Note unmarked wings. Some individuals are brighter than others.
Song is a steady series of roughly 3-note phrases that end on an upswing or downswing, as if the bird is asking and answering a question, over and over. It is similar to the songs of several other vireo species, including Red-eyed and Blue-headed.
Small songbird. Pale yellow below with a gray crown and white eyebrow. Easily confused with Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos.
Often perches horizontally. Upperparts are brownish gray with unmarked wings. Underparts are washed in pale yellow; some individuals are brighter. Note white eyebrow and dark eye.
Hops between small twigs in trees and shrubs. This video has no audio.
Jumps up to pick insects off leaves or grabs insects while perched. This video has no audio.
- Small drab songbird.
- Back grayish green.
- Cap grayish.
- Underparts pale yellow, palest on throat and deepest on breast.
- Eyebrow white.
- Blackish line through and in front of eye.
- No wingbars, tail spots, or eyering.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 4.2-4.9 in (10.7-12.5 cm)
- Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz (10.3-16.1 g)
- Wingspan: 7.5-8.3 in (19-21 cm)
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