Slaty vireo

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Slaty vireo
Slaty Vireo - Oaxaca - Mexico S4E9941 (22586261657).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae
Genus: Vireo
Species: V. brevipennis
Binomial name
Vireo brevipennis
P.L. Sclater, 1858

The slaty vireo (Vireo brevipennis) is an odd vireo endemic to shrubby highlands of southern Mexico.

It differs from all other vireos in its predominantly slate gray plumage and long tail. These distinctions once afforded it its own genus, Neochloe. It also has green feather edgings on its wings and tail. Its eyes, belly, and chin are snow white, offsetting the otherwise dark gray plumage.

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