Black Solitaire Entomodestes coracinus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Turdidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Paul van Els


Breeding occurs in July. Nest a cup of moss, lined with brown rootlets, placed in thick vegetation and attached to stems of dense vegetation, including bromeliads, aroids and creepers. Resembles nest of Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops) and Andean Solitaire (M. ralloides). Two light green eggs, with random, small, brown speckles . Only two nests known, both from Reserva Natural La Planada in Nariño, Colombia. Nest 1.7 m above the ground. Average measurements of four eggs were 27.6 x 19.3 mm and mass was 4.0 g (Beltrán 1992).

Recommended Citation

van Els, P. (2012). Black Solitaire (Entomodestes coracinus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.