"Here I am, can't you see me, Yes I'm here, I see you, and so on." (Puleston) (Blue Jay in background).
Blue Mountain Lake, May 1996.
"The red-eye's eloquence was never very persuasive to my ear. Its short sentences, its tiresome upward inflections, its everlasting repetitions, and its sharp, querulous tone long since became to me an old story; and I have always thought that whoever dubbed this vireo the 'preacher' could have had no very exalted opinion of the clergy." (Torrey 1890)
" ... also a very abrupt, double-syllabled utterance with a rising inflection which comes in with the song at irregular intervals" (William Brewster in Chapman).
New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 2002.
Warbling Vireo 47kB|
Long Island, July 1997.
Typical Phrase 1
Typical Phrase 2
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, May 1997.
A longer record.
Solitary Vireo 211kB
Chenango Valley State Park, May 1999
"A solitary vireo, close at hand, regaled me with a sweet, low chatter, more musical twice over than much that goes by the name of singing, -- the solitary being one of the comparatively few birds that do not know how to be unmusical, -- ..." (Torrey 1901)
Long Island, June 1996.
Long Island, May 1997.
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