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


Conservation Status

Dwarf Vireo is considered to have a very large geographic range, and it IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Nonetheless, the relative abundance of Dwarf Vireo usually is given as "very uncommon" (Binford 1989), or uncommon to fairly common but local (Howell and Webb 1995). In Mexico, populations are protected by law under the category of special protection (SEMARNAT 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Dwarf Vireo are identified by BirdLife International (2014). Habitat destruction or degradation may jeopardize the viability of populations of 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