Red Eyed Vireo
22 January 2012 20:06 Filed in: Vireonidae Vireos Panama Pipeline Road Metropolitan Park Chiriqui Finca Hartmann Ecuador Napo Liana Lodge Brazil Para Rio Azul Lodge Rio de Janeiro Serra dos Tucanos Lodge Regua
Copyright: monacoeye • All rights reserved • Serra dos Tucanos, September 2011
Bird name: Red Eyed Vireo
Latin: Vireo olivaceus
Other: Vireo ojirrojo (Es) • Juruviara (Br)
Family: Vireonidae • Vireos
Range: Canada through Amazonia, South America
The Red Eyed Vireo has a red iris, thin black stripe above white supercilium, light underparts, yellowy green upperparts.
There are resident North American and South American populations, both migrating. A South-American resident group is called Chivi Vireo - birds have brown eyes and yellow vent.
The Chivi Vireo pictured above was seen at Serra dos Tucanos Lodge near Rio in September. Red-eyed Vireos are seen in many forests of South America, many for example in Oriente, Ecuador, in March. We saw a migrant Red-eyed Vireo at the Finca Hartmann in western Panama, in May (further below).
Below, Chivi Vireo, Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil, September, 2011
Below, Red-eyed vireo, Chiriqui, Panama, May
Below, migrant northern Red-eyed vireo, with red irises, Chiriqui, Panama, May