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


There is very little information on the reproductive biology of Dwarf Vireo. A male was collected from a nest "with eggs" in Guanajuato on 17 June (Miller et al. 1957). Similarly a male was collected from a nest containing one egg on 4 June in Oaxaca (Binford 1989). In neither of these cases, however, were the nest and eggs described. Nests are sited "at low to mid-levels in tree or bush" (Howell and Webb 1995). Presumably the nest is similar to that of other species of vireo, and is a cup suspended from a slender branch.

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