VIREOS   -   VIREONIDAE


Rufous-browed Peppershrike - Cyclarhis gujanensis
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis cearensis
Canudos, Bahia state, Brazil.
A common and widespread neotropical species, found from Mexico to Argentina. (S6)


Rufous-browed Peppershrike - Cyclarhis gujanensis
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Cyclarhis gujanensis ochrocephala
Vale das Taquaras, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
(S5f)


Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo - Vireolanius eximius
Yellow-browed Shrike-Vireo
Vireolanius eximius eximius
Río Negro, Parque Nacional El Tamá, Táchira, Venezuela.
While it's not s great shot, it is quite a rare photo. This is a very localized species, nearly endemic to Colombia, occurring from extreme eastern Panama to extreme southwestern Venezuela. (D3)


Brown-capped Vireo - Vireo leucophrys
Brown-capped Vireo
Vireo leucophrys josephae
Near Tandayapa, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
A widespread and often common species in neotropical montane forest. (S7)


Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus griseobarbatus
Río Ayampe, Manabí province, Ecuador.
Red-eyed Vireo may have the most complicated distribution of any Neotropical species. In many areas, resident races mingle during certain months with migrants from both the north and south. The taxon shown here is endemic to western Ecuador and northwestern Peru, but even it appears to undertake some seasonal, short-range movements. (S8)


Slaty Vireo - Vireo brevipennis
Slaty Vireo
Vireo brevipennis
Monte Alban, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
This Mexican endemic has one of the most unique plumages of all the vireos. It is a very handsome bird. (S5)


Mangrove Vireo - Vireo pallens
Mangrove Vireo
Vireo pallens ochraceus
La Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.
This is a rather ragged individual. The underparts should appear solid, but the feathers seem matted giving it an unusual appearance. This species ranges from western Mexico to Costa Rica, mostly in mangroves but not always restricted to them. (S6)


Yellow-winged Vireo - Vireo carmioli
Yellow-winged Vireo
Vireo carmioli
Savegre Valley, San José province, Costa Rica.
This species is restricted to high montane forest in Costa Rica and western Panama. (S8)


Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Golden Vireo
Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Monte Alban, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Another Mexican endemic. This species is found both in dry and humid forests. (S5)


Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Golden Vireo
Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Monte Alban, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Another shot of the same bird. (S5)


Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Golden Vireo
Vireo hypochryseus hypochryseus
Monte Alban, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
The bird was acrobatically working these flowers, extracting small insects from them. (S5)


Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
Warbling Vireo
Vireo gilvus gilvus?
North of Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico.
Both "Eastern" and "Western" Warbling-Vireos winter here - I think this is the "Eastern" one, but I'm not an expert. (S5)


Rufous-crowned Greenlet - Hylophilus poicilotis
Rufous-crowned Greenlet
Hylophilus poicilotis
Macaé de Cima, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Mostly restricted to the Atlantic Rainforest, though there are a few odd records in Bolivia. (S6)


Gray-eyed Greenlet - Hylophilus amaurocephalus
Gray-eyed Greenlet
Hylophilus amaurocephalus
Road to São José da Serra, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Endemic to drier forests of eastern Brazil. Very similar to Rufous-crowned Greenlet H. poicilotis (above), with which it was once considered conspecific. It has a more diffuse ear patch and a paler iris. (S5f)


Gray-chested Greenlet - Hylophilus semicinereus
Gray-chested Greenlet
Hylophilus semicinereus semicinereus
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
(S7)


Lesser Greenlet - Hylophilus decurtatus
Lesser Greenlet
Hylophilus decurtatus decurtatus
Unión Juárez, Chiapas state, Mexico.
(S5)


Lesser Greenlet - Hylophilus decurtatus
Lesser Greenlet
Hylophilus decurtatus minor
Buenaventura, El Oro province, Ecuador.
(S8)















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