Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
Version: 1.0 — Published March 22, 2013
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Brown-capped Vireos usually forage in forest canopy, although they may descend lower at forest edge (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b); even when foraging in small trees in clearings, however, these vireos remain in the upper layer of the foliage (Miller 1963). Brown-capped Vireos can be acrobatic in their foraging; Eisenmann (1962) observed them hanging upside down while gleaning from terminal twigs. These vireos also probe into rolled up leaves (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Brown-capped Vireo has the horizontal posture of a vireo while foraging.
Undescribed; Brown-capped Vireo presumably is at least socially monogamous.
Social and interspecific behavior
Singles or pairs of Brown-capped Vireos usually forage in association with canopy mixed species flocks (Hilty and Brown 1986, Stiles and Skutch 1989, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, Hilty 2003)