A Bestiary : Songbirds ~ Vireos ~ Blue-headed Vireo

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The , Vireosolitariesis one of the two vireos that breed in our gardens at Flower Hill Farm in Western Massachusetts.

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

The large white spectacles give this vireo away along with the blue-gray hood and cape it dons. Two wing bars and a splash of yellow on his side adds to the beauty ofthis small songbird.

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

Once thought to be a Solitary Vireo linked with the Cassin’s Vireo and the Plumbeous Vireo until a 1997study proved it to be a species of its own. You can learn a bit more about this striking vireo over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.

Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her blog http://flowerhillfarm.blogspot.com/ As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her website and blog http://caroldukeflowers.com As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

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