Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Cardinal
Common Name : Blue-headed Vireo
Scientific Name : Vireo solitarius
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The Blue-headed Vireo can be described as either a small songbird or a medium-sized vireo. Its head is a blue-gray with white eye markings known as spectacles, and there are white wingbars and belly. The thighs are a yellowish-green.

Physical Statistics :

Length – 5.1 – 5.9 Inches (13 – 15 Centimeters)
Wingspan – 7.9 – 9.4 Inches (20 – 24 Centimeters)
Weight – 0.5 – 0.7 Ounces (13 – 19 Grams)

Behavior :

The Blue-headed Vireo lives in cool coniferous forests, where they feed on medium sized insects. They tend to nest and feed in the middle branches of trees, and they take their time when searching for food. These Vireos have earned the nickname ‘Solitary Vireos’ because they do not stay in flocks, only coming in contact with each other to mate. As soon as the chicks are old enough to survive on their own, their mother leaves them, as the father has no part in the upbringing.

Social Organization :

These birds are either solitary or in mates pairs while in the forest.

Approval Level : None; These birds are found only during the summer in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Low;

Blue-headed Vireos have claws and a sharp beak, but they are no match against a feline with flesh-ripping teeth and pointed claws

Training Level : General;

These birds are in pairs or solitary, so it is harder for them to detect predators that birds that live in large flocks.

Hunting Tactic : Birds
Food Quality : Medium; These birds my be relatively small, but they are very nutritious and delicious.