Yellow-green Vireo, Vireo flavoviridis
Cameron, Peveto Woods, Southeast side of sanctuary in oak grove.
May 9, 2011
Specific time was approximately 2:35 PM CDST.
Jay V. Huner
428 Hickory Hill Drive
Boyce, LA 71409
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.
Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars – good condition.
Estimated 20-25 yards to the southwest and about 20 feet above the ground
Approximately 2-3 minutes. Enough time to locate the bird, identify field characters and then try to take photos.
Coastal live oak chenier.
Feeding with mixed flock of songbirds in canopy. Birds in flock included Magnolia Warblers and American Redstart.
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.
Red-eyed Vireo – yellow-green wash and under tail. Grayish-green back and crown. Less pronounced eyebrow.
Philadelphia Vireo – Size.
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.
Jay Huner – found and reported a Yellow-green Vireo at the Peveto Woods Sanctuary last year in the same time frame – 13 May 2011.
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.