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Yellow-throated Vireo Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Thick bill with hooked upper mandible
- Dark eye
- Bold yellow spectacles
- Bright yellow throat and upper breast
- Olive head and back
- White belly and undertail coverts
- Gray rump
- Wings and tail dark
- Blue-gray legs
- Two bold white wing bars
- Sexes similar
- Juvenile similar to adult

Similar Species
No other vireo combines white wing bars, yellow throat and yellow spectacles. Juvenile White-eyed Vireo is similar but does not have a yellow throat. Pine Warbler has similar plumage, but lacks spectacles, and has a thinner bill, faintly streaked sides, and white tail spots.
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