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A small American songbird, typically having a green or gray back and yellow or white underparts.
- ‘Fort Hood contains essential nesting habitat for two endangered neotropical migratory songbirds, the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo.’
- ‘Forests of bur oak serve as breeding sites for numerous songbirds, including indigo bunting, vesper sparrow, and yellow-throated vireo, which breed in these areas exclusively.’
- ‘The successful trapping effort is also being expanded into other portions of the vireo's range.’
- ‘The Noronha vireo was also omitted from all analyses because the published analysis of its song is believed to be inaccurate.’
- ‘Outside the window of my home office there is a hackberry tree, visited frequently by a convocation of politic birds: blue jays, yellow-throated vireos, and loveliest of all, an occasional red cardinal.’
- ‘The cowbird parents tricked the vireo into raising their young.’
- ‘This is how the edge of the forest mocks a birdwatcher: though I'm looking intently for warblers, vireos, and tanagers, I get only house sparrows.’
- ‘An uncommon species in low-elevation forests in western Washington, Hutton's Vireo is the only vireo found in Washington in winter.’
- ‘She was a rich golden color, and, like the vireo, her plumage was fresh and crisp.’
- ‘Like other vireos, Red-eyed Vireos are monogamous.’
- ‘He observed that the tail moves during vocalization in crows, warbling vireos, and lovebirds.’
- ‘Daily probability of parasitism varied substantially among these species, from 3% for dusky flycatchers to more than four times that for warbling vireos.’
- ‘In the agricultural Midwest, more than 80 percent of the nests of some species - veery, wood thrush, hooded warbler, red-eyed vireo, scarlet tanager, and others - host cowbird eggs.’
- ‘Other days brought white-eyed vireo and the ringing calls of a Kentucky warbler, although it took me two days before I actually saw the latter.’
- ‘Fire ants are tied with snakes as the number one predator of eggs of the black-capped vireo, a ground-nesting bird, he said.’
- ‘Cedar waxwings, crows, finches, flycatchers, grosbeaks, grouse, jays, mockingbirds, pheasants, thrushes, vireos, and woodpeckers feed on their fruits.’
- ‘They arrive on the breeding grounds a bit earlier in spring, and stay a bit later in the fall than other vireos.’
- ‘Even birds rarely tempted by feeders, such as warblers and vireos, may be lured to the garden by water.’
- ‘You will discover that persimmons attract birds you do not usually meet at feeders, such as thrushes and vireos, and a bevy of others who will know a good thing when they taste it!’
- ‘A plain-faced vireo moved silently with the warblers.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, perhaps denoting a greenfinch.
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