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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Golden Vireo
eBird range map for Golden Vireo

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Golden Vireo is endemic to Mexico. It occurs in western Mexico, from southeastern Sonora south along the Pacific slope to Oaxaca, and in interior valleys from Jalisco and Morelos to Oaxaca (Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995). Golden Vireo is resident in most of its range; van Rossem (1945) and Russell and Monson (1998) considered it to be only a summer resident in Sonora, but Howell and Webb (1995) describe it as resident throughout its range.

The elevational range of Golden Vireo is from the lowlands up to 1900 m (Howell and Webb 1995).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Golden Vireo occupies tropical deciduous forest, arid to semihumid scrub, forest edge and plantations (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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.