- 4.3–5.1 in
- 6.7 in
- 0.4–0.5 oz
- Vireo aux yeux blancs (French)
- Vireo ojiblanco (Spanish)
- Both the male and the female White-eyed Vireo sing their primary song on the wintering grounds.
- The only fossil record in North America for the entire family Vireonidae is a wing bone of a White-eyed Vireo from the late Pleistocene of Florida, from approximately 400,000 years ago.
- The White-eyed Vireo bathes by rubbing against wet foliage.
- The oldest recorded White-eyed Vireo was a male, and at least 10 years, 11 months old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Louisiana.
Found in deciduous scrub, overgrown pastures, old fields, wood margins, streamside thickets, and mangroves.
Insects, some fruit.
- Clutch Size
- 3–5 eggs
- Egg Description
- White with sparse spotting.
- Condition at Hatching
- Helpless and naked.
Nest an open cup suspended by rim from fork of small branch in tree. Made of leaves, bark, plant fibers, rootlets, or bits of paper, held together with insect silk and spider webbing, and decorated on outside with lichens, moss, or leaves. Lined with rootlets, fine grass, or hair. Placed low to ground.
Forages deliberately with short hops or flights, pausing to look for insects by tilting its head and peering. Gleans insects by picking, hovering, reaching, lunging, hanging, or leaping.
White-eyed Vireo are common and populations experienced a small increase between 1966 and 2014, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 19 million, with 92% spending part of the year in the U.S., and 35% in Mexico. They are a U.S.-Canada Stewardship species and rate an 8 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. White-eyed Vireo is not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.
- Hopp, S. L., A. Kirby, and C. A. Boone. 1995. White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus). In The Birds of North America, No. 168 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
- North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Committee. 2014. State of the Birds 2014 Report. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC.
- Partners in Flight. 2012. Species assessment database.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2015. Longevity records of North American Birds.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2014. North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966–2014 Analysis.