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Philadelphia vireo

(Vireo philadelphicus)

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Description

The Philadelphia vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) is a small North American songbird in the vireo family (Vireonidae)."Vireo" is a Latin word referring to a green migratory bird,perhaps the female golden oriole,possibly the European greenfinch.The specific philadelphicus is for the city of Philadelphia.Adults are mainly olive-brown on the upperparts with yellow underparts;they have dark eyes and a grey crown.They have no wing bars and no eye ring.There is a dark line through the eyes and a white stripe just over them.They have thick blue-grey legs and a stout bill.The Philadelphia vireo is similar in appearance to the warbling vireo,but can be reliably distinguished by having much yellower underparts,and dark lores.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Vireonidae
Genus:Vireo
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