Philadelphia Vireo

Adults are mainly olive-brown on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have dark eyes and a grey crown. There is a dark line through the eyes and a white stripe just over them. They have thick blue-grey legs and a stout bill.

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The Philadelphia Vireo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Browse: Home / Birds / Philadelphia Vireo and More at the Forest Park Waterhole Philadelphia Vireo and More at the Forest Park Waterhole - By Corey • May 29, 2009 • 2 comments So this past Sunday was really a banner day for me birding and photographing birds in Queens. More

Philadelphia Vireo in plumage and more strongly in voice. As a result of this similarity, the Philadelphia Vireo’s presence in a forest often goes undetected even by experienced observers. Many aspects of this species’ behavior are strongly influenced by its larger congener; interactions between the two species have been the subject of most recent studies of the Philadelphia Vireo. More

The Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus, is a small songbird. Adults are mainly olive-brown on the upperparts with yellow underparts; they have dark eyes and a grey crown. There is a dark line through the eyes and a white stripe just over them. They have thick blue-grey legs and a stout bill. Their breeding habitat is the edges of deciduous and mixed woods across Canada. They make a basket-shaped cup nest in a fork of a tree branch, usually placed relatively high. More

The Philadelphia Vireo has a very large range, reaching up to 2,700,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Pierre, and the Turks and Caicos Islands among others. It prefers forested areas or degraded forests. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 4,300,000 individuals. More

● Similar species: Philadelphia Vireo: Tennessee Warbler has a slender, pointed bill, brighter upperparts, white undertail coverts, indistinct wing-bar, and short tail. Warbling Vireo has olive-gray upperparts and head, pale lores, and lacks wing-bars. Flight Pattern Relatively weak fluttering flight with rapid wing beats., Hovers briefly when foraging to pick insects off foliage, bark, or branches. Philadelphia Vireo Fall Male Body Illustration● Range & Habitat: Philadelphia Vireo: Breeds in southern Canada and northernmost U.S. Winters in the tropics. More

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A bird of young deciduous woods, the Philadelphia Vireo is the most northernly breeding species of vireo. It is often overlooked because its more common relative, the Red-eyed Vireo lives in the same areas and gets most of the attention. More

* Philadelphia Vireo Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Philadelphia Vireo Information - South Dakota Birds and Birding * Philadelphia Vireo videos on the Internet Bird Collection This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Relevant Web Resources: Philadelphia Vireo (Birds of Nova Scotia - Info & Color Photo) ... USGS - Photo, Video and/or Article contributions are welcome! Please click here for info The Avianweb strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. More

The Philadelphia vireo is very similar to the red-eyed and is best separated by the color of the underparts, which are always yellowish, with the strongest color on the throat. The dark lores and more greenish upperparts separate it from the warbling vireo. Philadelphia vireos are generally uncommon. In summer they can be found in a variety of wooded habitats, usually lower than those favored by red-eyed vireos. They favor open woodlands, streamside willows and alders, and areas regenerating after fires. More

Philadelphia Vireo, and now a number of expert birders have said they think that identification can be made firmly on the basis of these pictures. Efforts to refind the bird were not successful, so these photographs are the only record of this bird. A complete set of my potentially useful images of this bird, with the minimum possible Photoshop processing, can be seen at . More

Philadelphia Vireos imitate the songs of Red-eyed Vireos. Red-eyed Vireos do not discriminate among the songs of the two species, but Philadelphia Vireos do. Philadelphia Vireos are small, unassuming songbirds of northern deciduous forests. Though widespread and abundant, they are easy to mistake for other similar species, or to overlook altogether in the dense, shadowy canopy. As a result, Philadelphia Vireos, even where relatively common, often go unnoticed in their breeding range. More

The Philadelphia Vireo is 4.5 to 5 inches, long with a wingspan of 8 to 9 inches, and weighs from 12 to 16 grams. It lacks wing bars, is similar to the Warbling Vireo, but usually shows a strong yellowish wash across the under parts. The back is grayish with an olive green wash. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Vireonidae
Genus : Vireo
Species : philadelphicus
Authority : (Cassin, 1851)