Black-capped Vireo

Distribution

Found in the United States and Mexico, specifically their range extends from Oklahoma south through the Edwards Plateau and Big Bend National Park, Texas, to at least the Sierra Madera in central Coahuila in Mexico.

Description

This songbird measures about 12 cm (4.5 inches ) in length.

Adult males have an olive green upper plumage, and the lower parts are white, with faint yellow flanks. The crown and upper half of the head is black.  It has white eye-rings and lores (the areas between the beak and the eyes).  The eyes are brownish-red and the bill is black.

Females are generally duller; the plumage below is washed with greenish yellow, and their crowns are slaty grey.

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Black-capped Vireo

Black-capped Vireo

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
arizona
british columbia
kansas
mexico
michigan
mississippi
nebraska
new mexico
oklahoma
ontario
south dakota
texas
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
twittering
Habitat
chaparral
shrubs
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
greenorolive
olive
sheen
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
vireos - vireonidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species