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Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus

A small bird with a preference for mixed forests feeding on insects and berries hopping along branches. It is a migratory bird, spending winter in central America.

Common Names

  • Warbling Vireo (en)
  • Vireo gorjeador, Vireo cantor (es)
  • Viréo mélodieux (fr)
  • Sängervireo (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Vireonidae
  • Vireo gilvus

Where & When to Spot

Difficult to spot because of the bird’s preference to stay within the dense leaves of trees. I may spot this species while tentatively following small birds hopping around within the tree branches.

How to Identify

Very similar in appearance to the Philadelphia Vireo. Distinctive characteristic is the white breast and bluish legs.


Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2018-05-11

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f5.6; Iso 125;

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2017-09-16

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 6400;

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