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Books about Vireos

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Vireos. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.


Family: Vireonidae

There are about 50 species in the New World family Vireonidae. These are mainly called vireos but the family also includes greenlets, shrike-vireos and peppershrikes.


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15: Weavers to New World Warblers

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


879 pages, 60 colour plates, 400+ colour photos, 612 distribution maps.

This volume covers weavers, waxbills, indigobirds, vireos, finches, hawaiian honeycreepers and new world warblers.

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The Birds of South America, Volume 1, The Oscine Passerines

Robert S. Ridgely & Guy Tudor

University of Texas Press


"The Birds of South America", projected to be a four-volume work, thus fills a critical void. Starting from a museum approach, the authors have examined specimens of each subspecies, comparing them visually and trying to discern the patterns in their plumage variation, both intra- and inter-specifically.They take a new look at bird systematics, reassessing relationships in light of new information. Perhaps most important, they combine this review and analysis with extensive field observations to give an accurate, incisive portrait of the birds in nature. At a time when rapid development is devastating millions of acres of tropical habitat in South America, this record of an endangered resource becomes crucial. If the birds and other plants and animals of South America are to be saved, they must first be known and appreciated."The Birds of South America" is a major step in that direction. Volume I includes the Jays and Swallows; Wrens, Thrushes, and Allies; Vireos and Wood-warblers; Tanagers, Icterids, and Finches."

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Life Histories of North American Wagtails, Shrikes and Vireos, and their Allies

Arthur Cleveland Bent

Dover Publications


Originally published as a National museum Bulletin in 1950.

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Last updated December 2013