Documentation of White-eyed Vireo

Observer Information

Reporter:  Mary O'Connor    Centennial, CO  80122
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  White-eyed Vireo
First Date/Time:  6/3/2014 1:07:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  6/3/2014 9:00:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  30
County:  Arapahoe
Specific Location:  Location Not Listed
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Breeding


Mosaic of choke cherry, Russian olive, dense hemlock, and willow (riparian)

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  celestron granite
Distance:  8 feet
Light:  good morning light

Description of the Bird

Small yellowish-gray bird. Stark yellow spectacles and white iris, 2 white wing bars. Complicated song of nasaly whistles and chers. Gleaning activity in mid-story choke cherry.

Similar Species Discussion

The yellow-colored spectacles of the white-eyed vireo were distinctive for me. Plumbeous vireos are all gray with white spectacles. Cassin's vireos are not nearly as yellow-tummied as the white-eyed vireo and have white spectacles.

Resources Used

Memory (I had recently seen one with Bill Maynard at Chico Basin Ranch). Sibleys, Stokes.

Previous Experience

I am quite familiar with plumbeous, warbling and Cassin's vireos--sight and song. I observed a white-eyed vireo at short distance with Bill Maynard at Chico Basin Ranch in early May.



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Date Documentation Submitted

6/3/2014 11:36:00 AM

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