AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconClosefacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo

Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis

Sections
  • © Mario D├ívalos

In an area where the Rufous-throated Solitaire is common, a chorus of their far-reaching, hauntingly melodic and beautiful song is the dominant forest noise of dusk, and is the daily soundtrack for the setting sun. This species is heard far more often than seen, as it forages slowly in the canopy, and will often cease vocalization when an observer approaches. It feeds on small fruits and berries, and generally travels alone or in mixed-species flocks. This species has two disjunct populations, occuring both in Jamaica and Hispanoila, and in the Lesser Antilles on Dominica, Martinique, St, Lucia, and St. Vincent. On all these islands, the Rufous-throated Solitaite inhabits humid montane forest.

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more

Song

© Theodore A Parker, III

Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Rufous-throated Solitaire (Myadestes genibarbis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/rutsol1