White-eyed Vireo

About the White-eyed Vireo

Also known as: White-eyed Greenlet
The White-eyed Vireo is a species of songbird found across much of the eastern United States. Their winter range extends into Central America and the Caribbean. They are found in scrubby habitat where they feed on insects like caterpillars, spiders, and flies.

White-eyed Vireos have a distinctive song. A couple of funny mnemonics used to remember their song are “quick, give me a rain check” or “Spit and see if I care! Spit!”.

White-eyed Vireos don’t achieve their namesake eye shade until they reach maturity, late in the fall of their first year. Prior to that time, the eyes are a dark, brownish color.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 07 December 2020
Scientific Name
Vireo griseus
  • Passeriformes
  • Vireonidae
  • Vireo
  • V. griseus
Birdorable Family
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.3 to 5.1 inches
6.7 inches
.3 to .5 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 白眼莺雀
Czech (Cesky) zelenáček bělooký
Danish (Dansk) Hvidøjet vireo
Dutch (Nederlands) Witoogvireo
Finnish (Suomi) valkosilmävireo
French (Français) Viréo aux yeux blancs
German (Deutsch) Weißaugenvireo
Italian (Italiano) Vireo occhibianchi
Japanese (日本語) メジロモズモドキ (mejiromozumodoki)
Norwegian (Norsk) Hvitøyevireo
Polish (Polski) wireonek bialooki
Portuguese (Português) Víreo-d'olho-branco
Russian (русский язык) Белоглазый виреон
Spanish (Español) Vireo Ojiblanco
Swedish (Svenska) vitögd vireo
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