Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Credit: Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarrens

Yellow-throated Vireoes are bright yellow and gray birds with olive-colored heads. Their throats and chest are bright yellow, and they have white bellies and grayish-brown backs with white streaks.

  • Vireo flavifrons
  • Length: 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
  • Weight: 0.5-0.7 oz (15-21 g)
  • Wingspan: 9.1 in (23 cm)


Yellow-throated Vireos breed in eastern US states and spend the winter in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Habitat And Diet

You can spot Yellow-throated Vireos in mixed woodland hunting for insects and sometimes berries.

Yellow-throated Vireos Song:


Nests of Yellow-throated Vireos are hanging cups built high up in trees. The cup is attached to a fork in a tree and made from bark, grass, pine needles, and other plant material held together and attached with spider webs and insect silk.

They lay around four eggs which take about two weeks to hatch and a further two weeks for the young to leave the nest.

Fun Fact:

Male Yellow-throated Vireos place little piles of twigs in several locations, and when females arrive, they pretend to build nests hoping to attract the females.