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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Vireonidae — the vireos.


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  • He resembles somewhat the Warbling Vireo (_Vireo gilvus_), and the two birds are often confounded by careless observers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • "'Vireo' comes from the Latin word meaning 'green,' and because all of this family have greenish backs one of their common names is 'Greenlet.'

    Citizen Bird Scenes from Bird-Life in Plain English for Beginners

  • But why is his name 'Vireo' -- does that mean anything? "

    Citizen Bird Scenes from Bird-Life in Plain English for Beginners

  • a man of hard life, who came to him in a trouble, and telling him of it, passed to a spiritual confidence, such as Vireo drew out of people without the asking.

    The Other Girls

  • No one had an interest in clearing away the dead brush from the back yard or mowing the front or back — as a result wild grasses flourished, which proved a boon to insects and to the birds who fed on them Acadian Flycatcher, Barn Swallow, Horned Lark, Red-Eyed Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, as well as the usual sparrow, house wren and starling crowd.

    The light that draws the flower

  • The 5,160 square- foot home at 2002 Alpine Avenue in North Boulder was designed by Vireo Vision and German engineering firm Weberhaus, and constructed recently, using hyper-efficient Porsche manufacturing methods.

    PHOTOS: Inside A Hyper-Efficient, German-Engineered Boulder Eco-Mansion

  • In 1991, a new bird species was discovered in the Colombian Chocó: described in 1996, this was the Chocó vireo (Vireo masteri, EN), the scientific name being given through auction to Dr Bernard Master, raising $70,000 for the conservation of its threatened rainforest habitat.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • Two endemic species of passeriforms on the island are Mimus magnirostris (nightingale) and Vireo caribaeus, and other subspecies are Icterus leucopteryx lawrencii, Vireo altiloquus canescens, Coereba flaveola oblita and Dendroica petechia flavida.

    Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests

  • Some of these species are found on San Andrés Island including two land birds the San Andrés mockingbird (Mimus magnirostris) and Sam Andrés vireo (Vireo caribaeus) and two reptiles — a lizard (Anolis concolor) and a snake (Coniophanes andresensis).

    Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests

  • The southern nesting limits of two rare birds with very limited nesting ranges, the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapillus) and golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) are restricted to northern Tamaulipan Mezquital, in Texas.

    Tamaulipan mezquital


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