1. English and Scientific names:


Yellow-green Vireo, Vireo flavoviridis


  1. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):


One adult.


  1. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) (specific locality)


Cameron, Peveto Woods, Southeast side of sanctuary in oak grove.


  1. Date(s) when observed:


May 9, 2011


  1. Time(s) of day when observed:


Specific time was approximately 2:35 PM CDST.


  1. Reporting observer and address:


Jay V. Huner

428 Hickory Hill Drive

Boyce, LA 71409


  1. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):




  1. Other observers who Independently identified the bird(s):




  1. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):


I was  in early afternoon shade beneath the live oak canopy on the southeast side of the Peveto Woods Audubon Sanctuary near the edge. The bird along with other birds in a mixed songbird flock was observed in subdued light when it was in view out of the leaves where it was foraging.


  1. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):


Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars – good condition.


  1. Distance to bird(s):


Estimated 20-25 yards to the southwest and about 20 feet above the ground


  1. Duration of Observation:


Approximately 2-3 minutes. Enough time to locate the bird, identify field characters and then try to take photos.


  1. Habitat:


Coastal live oak chenier.


  1. Behavior of bird/circumstances of observations (flying, feeding, resting; including and stress habits in identification: relate events surrounding observation):


Feeding with mixed flock of songbirds in canopy. Birds in flock included Magnolia Warblers and American Redstart.


  1. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what “should” have been seen: include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species):


Yellow-green wash on sides and under tail. Grayish-green back and crown. Eyebrow less pronounced than that of comparable Red-eyed Vireos in area. I did not notice the black lining associated with the eyebrow. Size similar to Red-eyed Vireos at site and larger than Philadelphia Vireos in area.


  1. Voice:


Bird Silent.


  1. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):


Red-eyed Vireo – yellow-green wash and under tail. Grayish-green back and crown. Less pronounced eyebrow.


Philadelphia Vireo – Size.


  1. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? Attached”):


I have one image in subdued light but do not think the bird is present in the image. Will submit the image if the bird can be located on the image.


  1. Previous experience with this species:


Jay Huner – found and reported a Yellow-green Vireo at the Peveto Woods Sanctuary last year in the same time frame – 13 May 2011.


  1. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):
    1. at time of observation: National Geographic Field Guide and BirdJam image.


    1. after observation: Sibley Field Guide.



  1. This description is written from: _(x)_notes made during the observation (notes attached?); _(transcribed below)__note made after the observation (date: ______); __x__ memory.


5-9-12 SE side Peveto Woods. 2:35 PM CDST. Yellow-green Vireo foraging in scraggly live oak – yellow below. Grayish above. White eye line not highlighted by black like RE Vireo. Silent. Watched about 2 minutes. May have gotten image but likely compromised by backlight.


Seemed to be with flock of 7-8 Magnolia Warblers and American Redstarts. Partly cloudy.


Large relative to warblers. Later saw Philadelphia Warbler similar in size to Bay-breasted Warblers and American Redstarts in flock.


  1. Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain.




  1. Signature of reporter ____signed Jay Huner__________ date_May 10, 2012__ time 3:05 PM