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White-Eyed Vireo

Vireo Griseus


Family: Vireos Description: 5" (13 cm). Yellow “spectacles” around white eyes. Olive-gray above, whitish below, with two white wing-bars and with yellow tinge on sides. Immatures in first fall and winter have darker gray-brown eyes.


Habitat: Wood edges, brush, brambles, undergrowth. Breeds in various kinds of dense low growth, including briar tangles on low swampy ground, shrubby thickets of maple, wild plum, willow, and other saplings in overgrown pastures, and scrub in open woods or near forest edges. Winters in a wide array of similar habitats.


Beautiful, piercing white eyes. Rather friendly.

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Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2017
Submitted on Jan 30, 2017

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