Red-eyed Vireo Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Red-eyed Vireos are large, chunky vireos with a long, angular head, thick neck, and a strong, long bill with a small but noticeable hook at the tip. The body is stocky and the tail fairly short.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Yellow Warbler; slightly smaller than a Tufted Titmouse.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.7-5.1 in (12-13 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.9 oz (12-26 g)
      • Wingspan: 9.1-9.8 in (23-25 cm)