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white-eyed vireo

[hwahyt-ahyd, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌaɪd, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a vireo, Vireo griseus, of eastern North America, having olive, yellow, and white plumage, a yellow ring around each eye, and white irises.
Origin of white-eyed vireo
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • From a study of the manual I set him down as probably the white-eyed vireo,—a conjecture which further investigation confirmed.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • Nature has done an odd thing in making the white-eyed vireo.

    Our Bird Comrades Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • Resemble those of the white-eyed vireo, but less harsh, song less emphatic.

  • While I am on the subject of marriage I may as well mention the white-eyed vireo.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • Still keeping among the unrecognized, the white-eyed vireo, or fly-catcher, deserves particular mention.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Said to be slightly smaller and grayer than the common white-eyed vireo.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • Why does every red-eyed vireo sing in one way, and every white-eyed vireo in another?

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • "Pertest of songsters," the white-eyed vireo makes whatever neighborhood it enters lively at once.

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • The white-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus), gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea), and tufted titmouse, frequent the oak thickets.

  • The white-eyed vireo was singing from a perch 30 feet high in a dead elm, when the unidentified passerine landed 10 feet distant.

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