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Female is duller with slate grey crown, greenish yellow underparts
Winters in lowlands along the Pacific coast of Mexico, south west from the breeding area.
The Black-capped Vireo is listed as an Endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism is a major problem.
Scrublands with scattered clumps of shrubs, especially thornscrub, separated by open grassland.
Both sexes build the nest laying 3-4 eggs which are incubated for 14-17 days. The female broods the young, with the male providing the food. The young fledge after 10 to 12 days
These birds can produce more than one clutch in the breeding season. The male tends some or all of the fledglings, while the female re-nests (this may be with another male).
The diet includes beetles and caterpillars.
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