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Winter status of White-eyed Vireos in northeastern Louisiana

North American Bird Bander

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Abstract

In December 2004, February 2005, and June 2005, we recaptured a White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) that was banded on 19 May 2004 at the same location on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Madison Parish, LA. This is the first documented permanent resident White-eyed Vireo outside of resident populations known from Florida and southern Texas. This individual appears to be resident near the northern limit of the winter range for the species. Although White-eyed Vireos are uncommon in northeastern Louisiana during winter, we detected other White-eyed Vireos during line transect surveys and banding during winters 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. The lack of research and observation of winter birds in northern Louisiana and the secretive and inconspicuous behavior of White-eyed Vireos in winter may have led to an underestimation of abundance at the northern limits of their winter range.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Winter status of White-eyed Vireos in northeastern Louisiana
Series title:
North American Bird Bander
Volume
30
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
101-103
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
101
Last page:
103
Number of Pages:
3