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Plumbeous Vireo

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Vireo plumbeus
Photo by Michael W.Location: Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA.
Photo by Michael W.
Location: Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA.

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[edit] Identification

4.75 inches in length, Its head, back and flanks are grey while its underparts are white. The wing bars are white and it has a solid white eye ring.

[edit] Distribution

It ranges from far southeastern Montana and western South Dakota south to the Pacific coast of Mexico, including Baja California Sur. It is migratory, moving to the southern part of its range in winter.

[edit] Taxonomy

This species was formerly considered to belong to the same species as Cassin's Vireo and Blue-headed Vireo. At that time, this complex of species was referred to as the Solitary Vireo.

[edit] Habitat

Open pine forests.

[edit] Behaviour

It builds a cup nest out of bark strips and down in the fork of a twig. It lays 3 to 5 white eggs with some brown spots.

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