|A White-eyed Vireo singing away on the tree tops, |
Espenscheid Forest Preserve, Rockford, IL; 5/30/2011
|The same White-eyed Vireo, Espenscheid Forest Preserve, |
Rockford, IL; 5/30/2011
Many vireos and flycatchers look alike with gray / olive backs and heads and white or yellow undersides, but this Vireo’s identifying traits (other than its song) is that it looks like it’s wearing yellow “spectacles” and has a white iris (thus its name), and is the only vireo with these two traits together (Above).