This drab songster nests across most of the Lower 48-except in in the far South and Southeast. It is usually found near water. Hint: This species is visually inconspicuous, usually spotted because of its warbling song.
a) Warbling vireo
b) Nashville warbler
c) Ruby-crowned kinglet
d) Least flycatcher
Answer: a) Warbling vireo. Its short, rising-and-falling song is easy to recognize. Warbling vireos often sing all day long, even on hot summer afternoons when few other species are singing.
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