June 2015


This Red- Eyed Vireo was photographed behind my house in Muskego, Wisconsin.

This Red- Eyed Vireo was photographed behind my house in Muskego, Wisconsin.

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The Red-Eyed Vireo is a small olive- or gray- backed bird, much like wood warblers but rounder head, with unbarred wings and with a strong black-bordered white eyebrow stripe. The bill has a more curved ridge and a slight hook. The red eye may not be obvious. It has a range from Canada to the Gulf States. It has a range of woodlands, shade trees, and groves. It feeds on mostly insects and berries. During summer it is usually around, but it is not most often seen, as it tends to stay out of sight in the leafy treetops.

 

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The Olive-Sided Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The Olive-Sided Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

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The Olive-Sided Flycatcher is a large gray flycatcher with a large head and bill, and with a white throat and breast with contrasting light gray flanks separated by a white strip. It has a range of Alaska, Canada, and western and northeaster United States. It has a habitat of conifer forests, and burned out, and cleared areas. It feeds almost entirely on flying insects, and likes to view them from treetops.