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Gray vireo        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The gray vireos is a poorly known species of dry shrublands in the arid southwestern USA and Mexico.   They occur dependably in only a few spots in southern California.   I photographed these near Santa Rosa Peak and in the hills of southern San Diego County.

  • Canon 1D Mk. II or 1D4, 500 mm IS lens plus 2X converter or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2006, 2014)