Yellow-throated Vireo – 6/4/22

Observer: Deborah Radovsky

Observation Date: 6/4/22

Observation Time: 7:30 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in tree on edge of meadow, near Billings Barn.

Common Name: Yellow-throated vireo

Scientific Name: Vireo flavifrons

Comments: Not only does this bird have a bright yellow throat, it looks as if it’s wearing bright yellow spectacles.

While the Yellow-throated Vireo is associated with forest edge habitat, it actually requires large blocks of forest to breed successfully. Numbers decrease sharply in forests smaller than 250 acres (100 hectares) in the northeastern United States.

More Information: All About Birds