Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Turdidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Joshua D. Simpson



Like most solitaires, the Black-faced Solitaire is mostly arboreal. Often sits upright on a perch remaining motionless while allowing for a close approach, then will quickly fly off with just a flash of the wings (Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

Social and interspecific behavior

Usually solitary or in pairs. When not breeding, may form loose flocks (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Recommended Citation

Simpson, J. D. (2011). Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.