Black-capped Vireo

About the Black-capped Vireo
Also known as: Black-capped Greenlet, Black-headed Greenlet
Black-capped Vireo

The Black-capped Vireo is a small species of songbird that breeds in parts of Texas and Oklahoma and in northern Mexico. The species winters in western Mexico.

Black-capped Vireos feed mainly on insects like beetles, moths, and spiders. They feed on some vegetation; more so in winter.

The population trend for the Black-capped Vireo is decreasing. The species has a conservation status of Vulnerable to extinction as of October 2014. They have specific breeding habitat needs that have historically been fulfilled by periodic fires. Fire suppression is a threat facing the species. They also face habitat loss through other causes, including human development.

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