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Andean Solitaire

From Opus

Photo © by PitterDapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, April 2013
Photo © by Pitter
Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, April 2013
Myadestes ralloides


[edit] Identification

17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)

  • Greyish-olive crown
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Black lores

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America:
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • M. r. plumbeiceps:
  • M. r. candelae:
  • North-central Colombia (Magdalena Valley)
  • M. r. venezuelensis:
  • M. r. ralloides:
  • Central Peru (La Libertad and Huánuco) to northern Bolivia

[edit] Habitat

Cloud forests; observed at heights around 2100m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of fruit and insects.

[edit] Vocalisation

Recording of Andean Solitaire
Recorded by dannybregman
left of the Andes at an altitude of 1900 meters in Ecuador, October 2018

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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