White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus bermudianus

Local Name: “Chick of the village”

Status: Common resident considered an endemic sub-species of its North American counterpart with shorter wings and duller plumage. North American race is a scarce fall migrant.

Local Habitat: Parks, gardens, mangroves and woods.

Habits: The year round “chick-of-the-village” song gives it its name. Feeds on insects and berries. Two or three eggs are laid in April or May.

Identification:  Click here

Chick-of-the-Village article by David Wingate

Bermuda Birds White eyed Vireo eggs

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Photos courtesy of Andrew Dobson, Paul Watson, Chris Burville, Ras Mykkal, Jennifer Gray, Rosalind Wingate, Rick Slaughter and others.

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