Dwarf Vireo Vireo nelsoni

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Vireonidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



The foraging behavior of Dwarf Vireo is not described in any detail. Dwarf Vireo usually forages low near the ground (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996). Its general behavior is described as "skulking", although it often sings from a conspicuous perch (Howell and Webb 1995).


There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity, or for territory or home range size, for Dwarf Vireo.

Sexual Behavior

Not described; presumably is monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Dwarf Vireo usually is solitary or in pairs (Howell and Webb 1995).


No reports of predation on Dwarf Vireo?

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2014). Dwarf Vireo (Vireo nelsoni), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.dwavir1.01