English and Scientific names:

Yellow-Green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis)




Number of individuals: 

1 after hatch year female and 1 after hatch year individual of unknown sex. Both in basic plumage.




Specific Locality:

Johnson's Bayou


Date(s) when observed:

Female on 4/29/2010 and unknown on 5/7/2010.


Time(s) of day when observed:  

Female at 12:37pm and unknown at 11:03am.



Reporting observer and address:

T.J. Zenzal

Hattiesburg, MS 39401



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

Emily Lain, Catherine Craig, Elly Knight, Micheal Sellers, Paula Obriant


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


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



Optical equipment: 



Distance to bird(s): 

Birds in hand



Duration of observation:

20 mins



Chenier dominated by live oak but plenty of hurricane damage throughout.



Behavior of bird: 

Bird captured in mist net and banded.




Bright yellow flanks, underwing coverts and undertail coverts, pale bill. Unknown: wing 78mm, mass 17g, culmen 13.98, 9th primary flight feather minus 5th primary flight feather = 1.38mm. Female: wing 72.5mm, mass 15.4g, culmen 15.13, tail 49mm.





Similar species:

Red-eyed vireo - too much yellow and measurements.


Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Already sent in by T.J. Zenzal


Previous experience with this species: 



Identification aids:

The Sibley Guide to Birds and Peter Pyle's Identification Guide to North American Birds Part 1


This description is written from: 

Notes made during observation


Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 



Date and time: 

12/8/10 10:29am