Golden Vireo Vireo hypochryseus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Vireonidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



The foraging behavior of Golden Vireo is not described in any detail. Golden Vireo forages from the midstory to the canopy (Parker et al. 1996) or from "low to high" (Howell and Webb 1995). Golden Vireo often carries the tail cocked, and raises the feathers of the crown when agitated (Howell and Webb 1995).


There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity for Golden Vireo.

Sexual Behavior

Not described; probably monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Golden Vireo associates with mixed species flocks (Hutto 1994, Howell and Webb 1995).


No records of predation on Golden Vireo?

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Golden Vireo (Vireo hypochryseus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.