An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Vireos and Greenlets  

Vireos and greenlets are small, fast-moving insect-eating birds similar to warblers. Vireos generally have a larger or thicker bill, and often a more musical song. Many species of vireos are migratory, while greenlets are not.


Rufous-naped Greenlet
Rufous-naped Greenlet (Hylophilus semibrunneus)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia

Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia
A migratory species.


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