English and Scientific names:

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis)

Number of individuals: 

1 adult



Specific Locality:


Date(s) when observed:

May 8, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

5:30 p.m.

Reporting observer and address:

Phillip Wallace
New Orleans, LA 

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

Discovered by Mac Myers earlier in the afternoon.

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

Several other birders, including Paul Conover and Dave Patton saw the bird later.

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

Good, sun behind observer.

Optical equipment: 

Eagle 10x40 bins, but quickly switched to video camera to document the bird.

Distance to bird(s): 

10-15 m

Duration of observation:

5-10 seconds


Cheniere woodlot in Live Oak.

Behavior of bird: 

Searching for food in Live Oak; flying.


Red-eyed type vireo with extensive yellow on underparts and extending onto the cheek. Weak contrast between gray cap and supercilium. Red eye. Greenish upperparts.



Similar species:

Distinguished from Red-eyed by extensiveness of yellow on the underparts and onto the cheek. Weak contrast between cap and supercilium indicates Yellow-green.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Brief videotape by Wallace submitted to LBRC. Fortunately, much better documentation obtained by other observers later.

Previous experience with this species: 

I've seen many in Central America and a few, including two last May, in LA

Identification aids:


This description is written from: 

Notes written May 9 and video.

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Date and time: 

June 20, 2010