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red-eyed vireo

[red-ahyd] /ˈrɛdˌaɪd/
an American vireo, Vireo olivaceus, having olive-green and white plumage and red irises.
Also called redeye, preacher bird.
Origin of red-eyed vireo
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Canopy birds soar overhead and include the scarlet tanager and red-eyed vireo.
  • red-eyed vireo and wood thrush are also vocal members of the community.
  • red-eyed vireo call from the older stands of woods while white-eyed vireo make their presence known from the newer growth.
  • On these forest slopes look and listen for the ovenbird, the worm-eating warbler, and the red-eyed vireo.
  • Northern parula, red-eyed vireo, and pileated woodpecker call from the woodlands.

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