June 04, 2017

Red eyed vireo.

A red eyed vireo from earlier this spring on one of the trails at Rondeau.

Vireo olivaceus

A tireless songster, the Red-eyed Vireo is one of the most common summer residents of Eastern forests. These neat, olive-green and white songbirds have a crisp head pattern of gray, black, and white. Their brief but incessant songs—sometimes more than 20,000 per day by a single male—contribute to the characteristic sound of an Eastern forest in summer. When fall arrives, they head for the Amazon basin, fueled by a summer of plucking caterpillars from leaves in the treetops.
source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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