Slaty vireo

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Slaty vireo
Slaty Vireo - Oaxaca - Mexico S4E9941 (22586261657).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae
Genus: Vireo
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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Vireo brevipennis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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