Yellow-green Vireo,  Vireo flavoviridis

Number of accepted Yellow-green Vireo records for Louisiana = 13 as of July 2015

Accepted Records

One (1990-46) on 3 Jun 1990, Cameron: Willow Island, 7 mi. E of Cameron; Donna L. Dittmann; AB44(5):1147. This represents an accepted sight record, but it cannot represent the first state record because it lacks hard evidence (Bylaws; Dittmann and Cardiff 2003).

Sketch by Donna L. Dittmann

One male (1992-34) from 2- 3 May 1992, Cameron: Smith Ridge, approx. 3 mi. NW of Johnsons Bayou School, David P. Muth, Alfred E. and Gwen B. Smalley (ph), Curtis A. Marantz, and Steven W. Cardiff (LSUMZ 154286)(Remsen et al. 1996; AB 46(3):437; Remsen et al. 1998). Identified to subspecies flavoviridis (Remsen et al. 1996).

Two (1998-01) from 3-7 Jul 1998, Cameron: Hackberry Ridge, 2 mi. WSW of Johnsons Bayou School; Jason D. Weckstein (ph, audio tape), Joseph P. Kleiman (ph taken 5 Jul), William R. Fontenot, and Dave Patton (audio tape made 7 Jul); FN 52(4): 467.

One (2000-85) on 24 Apr 2000, Cameron: Sabine NWR; Stefan Woltmann (ph) and Jennifer Owen; NAB56(4): 448 lists this record in the Addenda. This is the fourth accepted, and third hard-evidence, record.

One (2000-032) on 7 May 2000, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou, Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Jr.

One (2007-084) on 28 September 2007, Cameron: Willow Island, ca 6 mi. E Cameron; B. Mac Myers III, Donna L. Dittmann and Steven W. Cardiff.

One (2008-19) on 3 May 2008, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou, 29.768o N, 93.651o W; Frank Moore and Emily Cohen, Lainie LaHaye (ph only); banded by Dana Ripper and Christine Roy.

Photo by Lainie LaHaye

One (2009-33) on 16-18 May 2009, Cameron: Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Gary Broussard (ph), Phillip A. Wallace (ph), Tom Finnie (ph), Dave Patton (ph), Devin Bosler (ph), Paul E. Conover, and Matthew J. Pontiff (ph).

Photo by Dave Patton

One (2009-34) on 17-18 May 2009, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou; Phillip A. Wallace (ph), Paul E. Conover (ph), and Devin Bosler (ph); found by David P. Muth.

Photo by Paul Conover

One adult female (2010-46) banded on 29 April 2010, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou; T. J. Zenzal (ph).

Photo by T. J. Zenzal

One adult female (2010-87) banded on 7 May 2010, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou; T. J. Zenzal (ph).

Photo by T. J. Zenzal

One (2010-28) on 8, 17, 28-31 May 2010, Cameron: Johnsons Bayou, Peveto Beach Woods, BRAS Sanctuary; B. Mac Myers III, Phillip A. Wallace, Gary Broussard (ph), Paul E. Conover (ph), and Jeffrey W. Harris. Presumably, sightings on all dates pertain to one individual found 8 May 2010.

Photo by Paul Conover

One (2012-072) on 9 May and (presumably the same individual relocated on) 12 May 2012, Cameron: BRAS Peveto Woods Sanctuary; Jay V. Huner, B. Mac Myers III (ph), and Paul E. Conover (ph).

Photo by Paul E. Conover

Unaccepted Records

One (1995-57) on 12 May 1995, Cameron: Peveto Beach Woods. The identification was quite possibly correct, and the description was generally favorable for this species. However, the Committee believed that the details about bill shape/size, and the extent and pattern of yellow coloration on the under parts were sufficiently ambiguous to warrant non-acceptance.

One singing (95-40) on 14-15 May 1995, Cameron: [Johnsons Bayou], chenier W of Erbelding-Martin Road. The observer did not have any experience with Yellow-green Vireo and identified the bird primarily on the basis of bright yellow flanks and undertail coverts. Unfortunately, the written report lacked enough detail about face pattern, bill size, and the extent of yellow on the flanks and sides to eliminate from consideration a relatively “bright” Red-eyed Vireo (V. olivaceus).

One or two (2000-031) on 22 July 2000, Cameron: Peveto Woods Sanctuary. Primary emphasis was placed on the bird’s voice and behavior instead of plumage details, which were not described well-enough to support the identification. Specifically, the head pattern and extent of yellow on the under parts were not discussed in the report. All Members agreed that the report was not acceptable.