Mangrove Vireo Vireo pallens


The Mangrove Vireo has a curiously disjunct range, on the Pacific slope of Middle America in northwest Mexico, and southern Mexico south to northwest Costa Rica, and on the Atlantic or Caribbean slope in the Yucatan Peninsula south to Nicaragua, as well as on several offshore islands. Ten subspecies have been described as a result, some of which possess two color morphs, yellow and gray. Whereas the Pacific coast populations are indeed, as the species’ vernacular name would suggest, found exclusively in mangrove forests, on the opposite side of the isthmus Mangrove Vireo is also found in all manner of scrub-dominated habitats. In all of these areas, it usually forages low above the ground, and is principally found alone or in pairs, but it occasionally associates with other species.

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Recommended Citation

Mangrove Vireo (Vireo pallens), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: