Bird Tweet of the Week: Warbling Vireo

The Warbling Vireo, known in French as Viréo mélodieux, is a very vocal bird that sings regularly throughout the day in order to defend its nesting territory. Its melody sounds somewhat like a wind-up toy.

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Warbling Vireo. Photographed by Phil Myers

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website

This episode aired on Saturday June 14, 2014.