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Black-faced Solitaire Myadestes melanops

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

Very little information. Few nests reported (Blake 1956, Skutch 1967). The nest is a cup made of green mosses and liverworts. It is lined with dark rootlets and the stems of mosses and liverworts. The nest is placed in a crevice or niche, such as a niche on a mossy bank or a crevice on a trunk. Nest height varies from 1-5 m above the ground (Collar 2005). Nest dimensions are 15 x 13 x 6 cm for the external dimensions, and the cup was 8.9 x 6 x 1.3 cm (Blake 1956). The clutch is two-three. Two eggs, partly incubated, measure 24 x 16.7 mm and 22.8 x 16.9 mm (Blake 1956). Eggs are pinkish white, "minutely speckled with dull chestnut except toward the larger end where they are increasingly spotted and blotched with the same" (Blake 1956).

Incubation:
The  incubation period is approximately 12-13 days (Skutch 1967).


Parental care:
Parents take care of nestlings on average for approximately 15-16 days (Skutch 1967).

Recommended Citation

Simpson, Joshua D. 2011. Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blfsol1.01