Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
- HABITAT - The Red-eyed Vireo's breeding habitat is the edges of deciduous and mixed woods across Canada and the eastern United States and winters in lowland tropical forest in South America. They prefer open woods with undergrowth of saplings, clearings or edges as well as parklands and prairie groves.
- DIET - In summer Red-eyed Vireos feed mainly on insects, snails and spiders. They generally forage in trees, picking insects from foliage and from undersides of leaves and flowers, often while hovering momentarily.
- They also eat a variety of berries, especially in late summer. In winter, in the tropics, may feed heavily on berries and small fruit.
- FACTS - The Red-eyed Vireo is one of the most numerous summer birds in eastern woods. It is not the most often seen, because it tends to stay out of sight in the leafy treetops. However, its song can be heard constantly during the nesting season, even into the summer. We nicknamed it the question bird because the song sounds like he’s asking questions continuously.