Varied Solitaire Myadestes coloratus


The Varied Solitaire is restricted to easternmost Panama and northwestern Colombia, where it inhabits montane cloud forests at 900 to 1500 m, although it may descend to lower elevations. This is a poorly known species, in large part due to the relative inaccessibility of its range, although it is not rare, and is protected within several conservation units. It should prove easily identified, even if the species’ flute-like song does not lead you to the singer, as this solitaire has a slate-gray cap, neck, and underparts, a blackish face, brown upperparts contrasting with the black wings and tail, and pink bill.

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Recommended Citation

Varied Solitaire (Myadestes coloratus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: