Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Vireonidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Garcia, Kayla

Well named, as it is principally a dark grass-green, the Green Shrike-Vireo’s most prominent field mark is the yellow throat patch and, in some races, the blue crown and nape. This bulky-bodied species ranges from southeastern Mexico south to central Panama. Green Shrike-Vireo prefers humid evergreen forest, but apparently is able to accommodate a degree of habitat change and degradation; it remains locally common in many areas, especially in the northern part of the range of the species. Like other species of Vireolanius, Green Shrike-Vireo is usually found in pairs, which occasionally join mixed-species flocks, and feeds on arthropods and small fruits.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Garcia, Kayla. 2012. Green Shrike-Vireo (Vireolanius pulchellus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.