Black Solitaire Entomodestes coracinus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Call of the Black Solitaire is a weak, slightly buzzing tzeeeeeeee or weeeeenh, lasting 1-2 sec, ventriloquial and hard to locate in the dense cover that the species prefers. The song is a weak but far-carrying, high, buzzy, nasal weeeeeenh, a bit longer than 1 sec. This song is very similar to that of congener White-eared Solitaire (E. leucotis). Song of the Black Solitaire is heard very infrequently.

Additional recordings of the vocalizations of the Black Solitaire can be heard at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.