- Vireo crassirostris
Includes: Providencia Vireo
14cm. Olive-green upperparts, brown or grey-brown iris, broken dull yellow spectacles, pale yellow underparts, white undertail, brown wings with two white bars, large, grey bill. Sexes similar.
Underside color varies geographically, with strongest yellow in Bahamas.
Five subspecies are recognized:
- V. c. crassirostris
- V. c. stalagmium
- V. c. cubensis
- V. c. alleni
- V. c. tortugae
Dense undergrowth and thickets.
It builds a cup shaped nest, lined with grass, attached to a fork in a tree or bush branch. 2-3 dark-spotted white eggs are laid. Both the male and female incubate the eggs.
The diet is exclusively insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Thick-billed Vireo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Thick-billed_Vireo