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Critter of the Month - JUNE


The White-eyed vireo is an active, small, stocky vireo and as it's name states adult have a distinct white iris. Yellow spectacles and an overall grayish head make this vireo quite distinguishable.

Commonly found in TN from spring to fall in dense brush within or long the woodland edge. They move about quite actively feeding on insects and larvae gleaned from leaves.

More often heard than seen the White-eyed Vireo's song is a variation of sounds and the phonetic text is sometimes referred to as "quick-with the beer check", "tick".