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Yucatan Vireo

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Subspecies magisterPhoto © by hindleygreenerBahia Principe Riviera Maya Mexico, November 2018
Subspecies magister
Photo © by hindleygreener
Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Mexico, November 2018
Vireo magister


[edit] Identification

V.m. caymanensisPhoto © by Peter R. BonoCayman Islands, 8 March 2005
V.m. caymanensis
Photo © by Peter R. Bono
Cayman Islands, 8 March 2005

15 cm (6 in)

  • Dark eye-stripe
  • White supercilium
  • No wing bars
  • Rear flanks and vent usually pale to slightly buffy.
  • Brown eye

[edit] Similar species

Black-whiskered Vireo has less contrasting eye-stripe but has a malar stripe. Red-eyed Vireo and Yellow-green Vireo also both have weaker facial pattern and most often reddish eyes. Red-eyed Vireo shows greenish or yellowish rear flank and vent often appearing darker than rest of underside, with that area appearing pale in Yucatan Vireo.

[edit] Distribution

East coast of Yucatan (Mexico), Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Island; may occur as vagrant elsewhere (for example one occurrence in Texas (the United States) from 1984).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a polytypic species, consisting of two subspecies[1]:

  • V.m. magister:
  • Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and adjacent islands
  • V.m. caymanensis:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland forests, edges, and mangroves.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Likes to feed on fruit in dense vegetation, but can also take invertebrates.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054
  3. Howell & Webb, 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198540124
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)

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