Yellow-throated Vireo is considered the most brightly colored of the Vireos,
with a bright yellow throat, breast, and "spectacles" around a dark eye.
They prefer mature deciduous forest, and are most often found high in the canopy
and among the foliage.
Habitat: Uses mature deciduous forests during the
summer breeding season, especially along lakeshores and streams. They
generally avoid mixed or coniferous forests, as well as forests with a thick
shrubby undergrowth. Uses a wide variety of habitats during the
winter, from tropical rain forest to dry scrublands.
Diet: Most of the summer diet is insects. Fruits and
berries are also consumed, primarily in the winter months.
Behavior: Forages by moving through foliage for
insects, often quite high in the forest canopy.
Nesting: Late May through early July
Migration: Summers throughout the eastern half of
the United States. A few overwinter in southern Florida, but most move
out of the United States for the winter.
Conservation Status: Generally stable, although there have been
declines in the Northeast offset by gains in the Midwest. They are
fairly common hosts to cowbird parasitism.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Yellow-throated Vireo
Photo Information: May 17th, 2006 -- Newton Hills State Park -- Terry Sohl
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