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Warbling Vireo Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Some birds you identify based on a bold plumage pattern, a unique bill, or a unique body structure and shape. Some birds you identify because they lack any of those characteristics. Warbling vireos definitely fall into the latter category, as they present themselves as a small songbird without any bold plumage features. That doesn't mean they can't be darned photogenic!  My favorite photo shows a pair of Warbling Vireos feeding on the fruits of an Eastern Red Cedar (juniper) tree. It's from Newton Hills State Park in September of 2014.

Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 1 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 2 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 3 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 4 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 2 

Warbling Vireo 3 

Warbling Vireo 4 

May 30th, 2005

May 30th, 2005 

May 27th, 2005 

May 30th, 2005  

Lake Thompson, South Dakota 

Lake Thompson, South Dakota  

Lake Thompson, South Dakota   

Lake Thompson, South Dakota   

Scruffy looking bird singing from an open perch on a sunny day

Vireo perched in a maple tree 

Vireo singing from the forest canopy 

Bold Warbling Vireo clinging to small branch

Warbling Vireo 5 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 6 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 7 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 8 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 5 

Warbling Vireo 6 

Warbling Vireo 7 

Warbling Vireo 8

May 30th, 2005 

May 26th, 2011 

May 26th, 2011  

September 2nd, 2012 

Lake Thompson, South Dakota 

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota 

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota  

Minnehaha County, South Dakota 

Vertical of a bird in shaded tree canopy 

Profile of vireo in sunshine, perched on branch 

Shy vireo peeking out from a small tree 

Actively foraging vireo in forest undergrowth 

Warbling Vireo 9 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 10 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 11 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 12 - Vireo gilvus

Warbling Vireo 9 

Warbling Vireo 10 

Warbling Vireo 11 

Warbling Vireo 12 

September 5th, 2011 

September 5th, 2011 

September 5th, 2011

September 14th, 2014  

Minnehaha County, South Dakota  

Minnehaha County, South Dakota  

Minnehaha County, South Dakota 

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota  

Profile of a vireo perched in a small tree 

Warbling Vireo peeking out from behind the foliage of a tree 

Warbling Vireo foraging in canopy of a small tree 

Vireo perched in eastern red cedar (juniper) tree 

Warbling Vireo 13 - Vireo gilvus 

Warbling Vireo 14 - Vireo gilvus 

Warbling Vireo 15 - Vireo gilvus 


Warbling Vireo 13 

Warbling Vireo 14 

Warbling Vireo 15 


September 14th, 2014 

May 24th, 2020 

September 13th, 2020 


Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota 

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota 

Lake Vermillion, South Dakota


Pair of vireos feeding on fruit ("berries") of eastern red cedar (juniper) 

Vertical of Warbling Vireo in shady tree canopy 

Warbling vireo giving what evidently is a typical pose (se photo at left!) 


Click here for the species description page for the Warbling Vireo

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