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Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys

Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published March 22, 2013

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Brown-capped Vireo is fairly common to common, and is very widely distributed, but its natural history is very poorly known for such a widespread species. Very little is known about its diet and foraging ecology, its breeding biology, and about demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation. Questions even remain regarding the distribution of Brown-capped Vireo; Phillips (1991), for example, reports that the northernmost populations of Brown-capped Vireo in Mexico are partially migratory and are locally syntopic with a breeding population of Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus), but Howell and Webb (1995) do not acknowledge the migratory status of this population of Brown-capped, and suggest that the report of sympatry with Warbling Vireo requires documentation.

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Brown-capped Vireo (Vireo leucophrys), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.brcvir1.01