First record of interspecific breeding of Least Bell's Vireo and White-eyed Vireo

Wilson Journal of Ornithology
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Abstract

We provide the first known documentation of a male Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus) breeding with a female White-eyed Vireo (V. griseus) and the first report of a White-eyed Vireo breeding in California at the San Luis Rey River, Oceanside, San Diego County. We discovered the pair building a nest on 12 May 2010. The female laid four eggs, and the pair successfully raised and fledged four nestlings. We collected DNA samples from each nestling and the female during the nestling stage and banded them with a numbered federal leg band for future identification. We obtained detailed nest measurements after fledging and monitored the territory for further nesting attempts. No additional nesting attempts were detected.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title First record of interspecific breeding of Least Bell's Vireo and White-eyed Vireo
Series title Wilson Journal of Ornithology
Volume 123
Issue 3
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher The Wilson Ornithological Society
Publisher location Waco, TX
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Wilson Journal of Ornithology
First page 628
Last page 631
Country United States
State California
County San Diego County
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