Red-eyed Vireo

About the Red-eyed Vireo

The Red-eyed Vireo is a small songbird that breeds across a wide range of northern and eastern North America, and winters in northern South America. This pretty songbird is named for the red eyes the birds develop in their second year.

Red-eyed Vireos breed in forest habitat. Females are the nest-builders, putting together an open cup nest made of twigs and other material, often held together with spider webs.

The longevity record held by Red-eyed Vireos belongs to a male individual who lived to be at least 12 years old, based on data collected by bird banders.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 13 December 2022
Scientific Name
Vireo olivaceus
  • Passeriformes
  • Vireonidae
  • Vireo
  • V. olivaceus
Birdorable Family
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.7 to 5.1 inches
9.1 to 9.8 inches
.4 to .9 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) juruviara-boreal
Chinese (汉语) 红眼莺雀
Czech (Cesky) zelenáček červenooký
Danish (Dansk) Rødøjet Vireo
Dutch (Nederlands) Roodoogvireo
Finnish (Suomi) punasilmävireo
French (Français) Viréo aux yeux rouges
German (Deutsch) Rotaugenvireo
Italian (Italiano) Vireo occhirossi
Japanese (日本語) アカメモズモドキ
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødøyevireo
Polish (Polski) wireonek czerwonooki
Portuguese (Português) juruviara-boreal
Russian (русский язык) Красноглазый виреон
Spanish (Español) Vireo Ojirrojo
Swedish (Svenska) Rödögd vireo
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