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  Red-eyed Vireo  
  (Vireo olivaceus)  

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  This drab bird of the high deciduous treetops is rarely seen. What this species lacks in visual attractiveness, it makes up for with its endless song (Cherily, cheer up! Cherily, Cheer up!) which is commonly heard at any time of the day. The Red-eyed Vireo is a relatively late-arriving species among Quebec's migrant songbirds; it completes its South American journey in mid or late May. This species is also one of the last species to leave Quebec, commonly extending its breeding into early fall.  
  Distribution of the Red-eyed Vireo in S. Quebec:  
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