Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor

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Appearance

Distinguishing Characteristics

19.0 - 20.5 cm. Eyes dark. Bill blackish, small. Area between the eye and bill dark, bordered with white stripes indistinct; white eye-crescents. Body slate gray. Wings dark, a buff stripe across base of flight feathers. Tail dark, outer feathers white. Legs flesh color. Males and females are similar. Juveniles are similar to adults but with head and body whitish to pale buff strongly scalloped with dark brown.

Similar Species

Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis), is larger; nape, back and rump olive brown, border of eye narrower.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Slate-colored Solitaire (Myadestes unicolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/slcsol1