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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Golden Vireo is described as "a rapid series of bright notes, the last usually sharply inflected upwards, whee-whee-whee-wheet or jujujujujeet, at times preceded and followed by a sharp chip, tsik, deeu-deeu-deeu-deeu-deeu-deeu tik" (Howell and Webb 1995).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Calls of Golden Vireo include "an accelerating, nasal scolding chih cheh-chehchehchehchehcheh, or chih chih chih chechechecheh, etc, a drawn-out scolding shehh, often repeated steadily, [and] a dry chk or chik, recalling [the call of] Wilson's Warbler [Cardellina pusilla]" (Howell and Webb 1995).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Golden Vireo can be heard at Macaulay Library, at xeno-canto, and at Internet Bird Collection.

Nonvocal Sounds

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.