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Red-eyed Vireo

Vireo olivaceus

Description:

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. 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.

Habitat:

Decidous Woods

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2014
Submitted on Jun 4, 2014

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