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SPECIES INFO

The Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri) is a small true vireo endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico and one of the 31 species belonging to the Vireo genus of the Vireonidae family. Its local name is bien-te-veo ("see-you-well", after the call), not to be confused with the unrelated Bienteveo tyrant flycatcher which is found elsewhere.

The Puerto Rican Vireo has a gray head, a white breast and a yellowish belly. The species measures, on average, 12 cm (4.72 in) and weighs from 11 to 12 grams (0.388"?0.423 oz).

An insectivore, the species's diet consists of grasshoppers, caterpillars, cicadas, beetles and aphids and is complemented with spiders, Anolis, and berries.

From 1973"?1996 the species suffered a population decline in the Guánica State Forest. The primary reason for this decline was brood parasitism by the Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis).

See also
  • List of endemic fauna of Puerto Rico
  • List of Puerto Rican birds

Notes
  1. ^ "Vireo latimeri". IUCN List of threatened species. IUCN (2004). Retrieved on July 4, 2006.
  2. ^ John Faarborg, Kate M. Dugger, Wayne J. Arendt, Bethany L. Woodworth, and Micheal E. Baltz (June 1997). "Population declines of the Puerto Rican Vireo in the Guánica State Forest" (pdf). Wilson Bulletin 109 (2). Retrieved on 2006-08-15. 





                                     



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