Photo: T. Friedel/Vireo

Thick-billed Vireo

Vireo crassirostris

A close relative of the White-eyed Vireo, replacing that species in the Bahamas and on other islands north and south of Cuba. It has wandered to southeastern Florida at least 20 times, mostly in spring or fall, along the southeastern coast and on the Keys. A bird of scrubby thickets like the White-eyed, it is often difficult to see well.
Family Vireos
A close relative of the White-eyed Vireo, replacing that species in the Bahamas and on other islands north and south of Cuba. It has wandered to southeastern Florida at least 20 times, mostly in spring or fall, along the southeastern coast and on the Keys. A bird of scrubby thickets like the White-eyed, it is often difficult to see well.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Songs and Calls
Song: a jumbled chatter similar to that of White-eyed Vireo, but slower and rougher. Call: slow, drawn-out scolding notes.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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