BIRD OF THE WEEK / WEEK 33: August 13, 2018
© Liron Gertsman
11-13 cm length | 22 cm wingspan | 10-14 gm weight
A small passerine with a stour bill, slightly forked tail and short, thick legs. Vireos are similar in appearance to wood warblers but with a slightly larger head and a heavier bill.
They are olive-grey above and whitish below, with a paler supercilium and slate blue legs. Western populations have darker crowns and are somewhat smaller.
Habitat / Behaviour
Insectivore | Woodland
Their breeding habitat is deciduous or mixed, open woodlands.
Primarily insectivorous, they will take some berries and other fruit, especially during the winter or when preparing for migration.
Monogamous | Cup-shaped nest in a tree | 1-5 whitish eggs | 1-2 broods
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