|Genus||Species||subspecies||Breeding Range||Breeding Range 2||Non Breeding Range|
|Vireo||flavoviridis||MA||widespread, also s Texas||SA|
Listen to the sound of Yellow-green Vireo
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
|wingspan min.:||23||cm||wingspan max.:||27||cm|
|size min.:||15||cm||size max.:||18||cm|
|incubation min.:||13||days||incubation max.:||14||days|
|fledging min.:||0||days||fledging max.:||0||days|
ds, mature forest, second growth, edges of clearings. Winters in lowland tropical forest in South America.
Nest: Placed 5-
40′ above the ground in branch of tree or shrub. Nest (built by female alone) is a neatly built open cup, with its rim woven onto a horizontal forked twig, the bottom of the nest hanging suspended in midair. Nest is made of grass blades, plant f
ibers, cobwebs, strips of papery bark, the outside often heavily decorated with spider webs; lined with fine plant fibers.
Eggs: Usually 3, sometimes 2. White, with specks of brown. Incubation is by female alone, 13-14 days.
Young: Both parents bring food for the nestlings. Young leave the nest 12-14 days after hatching, but can fly only poorly at this stage.
Feeds on a wide variety of insects, including tree crickets and various smooth caterpillars, also many others. Also eats many spiders. Diet includes berries and small fruits, including those of mistletoe, and some seeds, including those of the tropical s
Behavior: Forages by searching for insects among the foliage, often hovering briefly to pick insects from the undersides of leaves.
Strictly a summer resident in Mexico and Central America, arriving late in spring. A few from western Mexico apparently go the wrong direction in fall, as there are several fall records along the California coast.