Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) Science Article 1
We compared nest placement and characteristics of nesting habitat used by Red-eyed Vireos(Vireo olivaceous) in deciduous forests of central Pennsylvania during the breeding seasons of 1998 and 1999.Nest patches versus random patches (0.04-ha circular plots centered on nests or random points, respectively)and successful versus unsuccessful nest patches were compared. Vireos selected nest patches in a nonrandomfashion with respect to vegetative characteristics at two strata: canopy level and ground/shrub level (,1.0 m).Nests were located closer to surrounding trees and were found in areas with greater canopy coverage, less groundvegetation, and fewer small (0.5-1.0 m in height) stems than random patches.
ADAM M. SIEPIELSKI, AMANDA D. RODEWALD ANDRICHARD H. YAHNER, Wilson Bull., 113(3), 2001, pp. 302-307