Yellow-Throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons

I met Yellow-Throated Vireos in south Texas in 2021 as they migrated from their winter homes in Mexico, the West Indies and the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America. These birds breed in every state in the USA from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic seaboard.

Though there is some geographic variation, there are no recognised subspecies of Yellow-Throated Vireo (i.e. they are monotypic). These birds require large tracts of unfragmented woods for successful breeding. They seem to prefer wooded edges near streams, swamps and roads to make their nest. We often find Red-Eyed Vireos in the same habitats.

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