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


Very little information, apart from the description of a three nests by Rowley (1962, 1966), discovered in June and July. The nest is a cup suspended from a small forked branch, 3-6 m above the ground. The exterior of the nest is covered with grayish green moss (two nests) or with lichens, spider webs and small bits of paper (one nest), and the cup is lined with fine grasses, rootlets, and cattle hair. The clutch is three; the eggs, heavily marked with reddish streaks and dots around the larger end. The mean dimensions of the eggs are 20.0 x 14.0 mm (n =3, one clutch). Further details of the reproductive behavior (length of incubation or of the nestling period, growth of the nestlings, etc.) are not described.

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.