Also known as: Black-capped Greenlet, Black-headed Greenlet
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.
From IUCN Red List: The Black-capped Vireo is listed as Vulnerable
on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Vulnerable owing to rapid population declines throughout most of its contracting range. The population is already small and fragmented, but the disappearance of isolated populations and remaining breeding habitat indicate that these rapid declines will continue.