Distribution

The name of this bird refers to its melodious song which consists of long, undulating phrases unlike the short phrases of other vireos. The species breeds in open, deciduous woodland, and winters in tropical rain forest. It gleans actively for insects in the middle to upper foliage.

• NEST a baskctlike, cup-shaped nest, suspended from a forked twig in a tree.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in North America to Mexico. Winters in Central America as far south as Nicaragua.

• short, agile legs of a tree-feeding bird slender build

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