A bird of open deciduous forests and edges, the Yellow-throated Vireo is one of the most colorful member of its family. They are unusual among vireos in having differing adult male, immature male, and adult female plumages. A Black-Capped Comeback Not very long ago, the black-capped vireo was considered on the verge of extinction. Vireo olivaceus. Another bird not native to my S.Texas location is a very small and beautiful bird that I first noticed clinging upside down on my native sunflower stalks eating its fill of sunflower seeds. This small heavyset songbird slowly hops through the canopy picking insects off branches and twigs. Adults are mainly olive on the head and upperparts with a yellow throat and white belly; they have dark eyes with yellow "spectacles". The Gray Vireo is a North American passerine species of small bird, breeding throughout a wide range. Profile by Daniel Elting: The Red-eyed Vireo is a songbird with a glossy olive-green body, thick bill, and a signature red eye with a strong white eye stripe above it. The specific flavifrons is from the Latin words flavus, "yellow", and frons, "forehead". Present statewide • Call is the distinctive “Who cooks, who cooks for you all” CHASE FOUNTAIN Killdeer • Although in the shorebird family, this is a much more upland bird • Generally found in … This bird breeds in the southwestern United States, northern Baja California and western Texas. Family: (Vireonidae) Vireos.
Not only does this bird have a bright yellow throat, it looks as if it’s wearing bright yellow spectacles. As of August 2019, the list contained 651 species. Yellow-throated vireo Galveston, Texas. "Vireo" is a Latin word referring to a green migratory bird, perhaps the female golden oriole, possibly the European greenfinch. A specialty of Texas scrub oak habitats, the Black-capped Vireo is a snazzy songbird with a gleaming black head and thick white “spectacles” around bright red eyes. Preferred Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.. The list of birds of Texas is the official list of species recorded in the U.S. state of Texas according to the Texas Bird Records Committee (TBRC) of the Texas Ornithological Society. Of them, 161 are considered review species. Seasonal Occurrence: Common mid-March through mid-September, with greatest numbers in the spring.Nests in our area. Texas Thornscrub, Oaks and Prairies and East Texas Pineywoods. During colder winter months, this species migrates to northwestern Mexico, western Sonora, the southern Baja Peninsula and Baja California Sur.