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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bird with yellow spectacles migrating through Michigan

The Yellow-throated Vireo has a bright yellow throat, breast, and "spectacles". They are sparrow-sized with two conspicuous white wing bars, olive green head and back, gray rump, and white belly.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
They arrive in Michigan in April to nest on the edge of large forests and begin their migration south to the deep southern United States, Mexico, and Central America in September. Look for them as they forage for insects high in trees. Keep an eye on the berry bushes too. They like to eat fruit, especially before migration.

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