Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

A small bird with a preference for mixed forests feeding on insects and berries hopping along branches. It is a migratory bird, spending winter in central America.

How To Identify

Very similar in appearance to the Philadelphia Vireo. Distinctive characteristic is the white breast and bluish legs.

Where and When to Spot

Difficult to spot because of the bird’s preference to stay within the dense leaves of trees. I may spot this species while tentatively following small birds hopping around within the tree branches.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/320s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 125

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    NIKON D500
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 6400