Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae (Vireos, Greenlets)  
Genus: Vireo (9 species, 33 worldwide)


Black-whiskered Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus barbatulus)
Lucaya, Bahamas
  Similar to Red-eyed Vireo, but black malar line distinctive.
   

Migrates north in the summer from South America to Caribbean, like the Grey Kingbird and Swallow-tailed Kite.

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Providencia Vireo (Vireo approximans) ENDEMIC
   


Found only on the island of Providencia, near Isla San Andres. Both islands are near Nicaragua but are Colombian territory.

San Andres Vireo
San Andres Vireo (Vireo caribaeus) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Isla San Andres, Colombia
  Found on Isla San Andres.
   

Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   

Migratory.

Yellow-green Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis flavoviridis)
Mastatal, Puriscal, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Similar to Red-eyed Vireo, but, among other differences, the eye brow is less white and less pronounced.

Brown-capped Vireo
Brown-capped Vireo (Vireo leucophrys leucophrys)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

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Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri) Endangered ENDEMIC
   


Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus olivaceus)
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Migratory and non-migratory (chivi) races. Migratory race has red eye.

Philadelphia Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)
Sabaneta, Ohio, United States  
   
Photograph by Melanie C. Underwood     Copyright and usage info


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