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Vireo (Red-eyed)

Vireo olivaceous
Vireo (Red-eyed)

Range

They breed in the Northwest Territory, south across Canada to Newfoundland, and south through the northern U.S. and the whole eastern U.S. through Florida. There is another group in South America.

Habitat

They are located in leafy (deciduous) forests and suburban areas with big shade trees.

Body Traits

They have a gray head, an olive back, tail and wings and a white chest and belly. They have a white eyebrow with a black border over it and under it running through their red eyes. Males and females look alike, but males are a little bit bigger.

Habits

They are strong singers.

Diet

They eat insects and some berries.

Reproduction

They build an open cup nest made of twigs, grass, pine needles and spider webs and lined with grass and hair, which they hang from a tree branch. The female lays 1 - 5 white eggs speckled with reddish spots.

Vireo (Red-eyed)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae
Genus:  Vireo
Species: V. olivaceus

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