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Birds of North America


Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Vireos

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A White-eyed Vireo eating a
 hard-shelled grub in the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Snactuary, Naples, Florida, USA.

There are fifteen types of vireos in North America, nine of these vireos live or have been identified in Canada. These are the Bell's Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Hutton's Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Warblering Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, and the Yellow-throated Vireo.

The rest range mostly in the Southern States into Mexico. They are the Black-capped Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Thick-billed Vireo and the Yellow-green Vireo.

Vireos feed mostly on insects, but will eat fruit if necessary. All these birds are constant singers, especially in the spring, when they are defining their territories. Their songs are very pleasant to listen to and sometimes a challenge to identify, because they are known to mimic other bird species.

Classic Collection of North American Birds