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Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos foraging on green anoles during migration

Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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Abstract

Yellow-throated (Vireo flavifrons) and Red-eyed vireos (V. olivaceus) were observed feeding on green anoles (Anolis carolinensis carolinensis) at two localities in Florida and one in South Carolina. Vireos are long-distance migrants that require foods high in fatty acid content, especially when engaging in migration. It is not unlikely that vireos have an opportunistic foraging strategy to obtain the necessary food requirements, including attacking and consuming prey items such as small lizards. This note provides the first published reports of lizards taken as prey by these two species.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos foraging on green anoles during migration
Series title:
Wilson Journal of Ornithology
Volume
119
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
508-510
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wilson Journal of Ornithology
First page:
508
Last page:
510
Number of Pages:
3