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Cassin's vireo        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Cassin's vireos are noisy birds of oak scrublands in western North America.   Like its quite similar relatives, the blue-headed vireo from the eastern US and the plumbeous vireo of the Great Basin, it was formerly considered a race of one inclusive species, the solitary vireo.   These were photographed in June in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter; fill-in flash (2016, 2017)