photo by Phil Swanson
L 5 1/2″ (14 cm).
Song or calls:
Slow phrases separated by long pauses, “de-ar-ie-come-here”; ends with “three-eight.”
Description: Sexes similar. Bright yellow spectacles, throat, and breast; white belly; and two white wing bars. Upperparts are olive, with a contrasting gray rump. Unstreaked sides.
Habitat: Found in mature, moist deciduous forests, especially riverbottom forests and shady slopes. Infrequently found in wooded residential areas.
Where in Nebraska: Uncommon spring and fall migrant in east, and uncommon summer resident in forested valley of Missouri River and west along various rivers to at least Garfield and Hall Counties.
Status: Appears to be declining in the northern part of its range.
Fun Facts: The Yellow-throated Vireo was first described by a french ornithologist named Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1808.