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Red-Eyed Vireo
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.

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

Red-eyed Vireos are olive-green above and clean white below with a strong head pattern: a gray crown and white eyebrow stripe bordered above and below by blackish lines. The flanks and under the tail have a green-yellow wash. Adults have red eyes that appear dark from a distance; immatures have dark eyes.
On migration, look for them in nearly any type of forest, woodland, or woodlot (particularly in deciduous stands). It is often the commonest of vireo migrants.
backyard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Date taken
Dec. 13, 2020
Scientific name
Vireo olivaceus
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Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS plus a 1+1/4 extender. Hand held
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A lovely detailed image, lighting, setting and capture KC, lovely job and many tfs.
Opus Editor
Stunning closeup shot of this wee beauty ... wonderful work and info, KC ... tfs ...
You caught this beauty in a brilliant close up capture KC. A wonderful image, well done.
a very nice capture indeed kc...brilliant lighting...well done and many thanks... (y)

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