Daily Postcard: Plumbeous Vireo Searching For Insects

A Plumbeous Vireo searches for insects in a tree Wednesday at a residence on Barranca Mesa. This is a common summer bird in the Rocky Mountain region, typically nesting in middle-elevation woodlands, often among oaks. When feeding, it works rather deliberately along branches, searching for insects. Its nest, a bulky cup suspended in the fork of a twig, is often easy to find. This bird was formerly lumped with the Blue-headed and Cassin’s vireos under the name Solitary Vireo. Both parents feed their nestlings, which leave the nest about 2 weeks after hatching. Source: Audubon.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A Plumbeous Vireo captures a worm in a tree Wednesday at a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A Plumbeous Vireo munching on insects Wednesday in a tree at a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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