- Myadestes melanops
- Slate grey body
- Black face and chin
- Broad orange bill
- Wings and tail have black edging
- Silvery-white underwing coverts
- Orange legs.
Juvenile: buffy streaking on the head and upperparts. Underparts show brownish-buff mottling.
Found at heights from around 750 to 3000m in wet mountain forest, riverine scrub and woodland.
Inclined to lurks in the dense under-storey, though can be heard singing high in the canopy.
The diet includes insects and berries.
The nest is a cup comprised of material such as moss. It can be found in a tree crevice or a hole in a mossy bank. The clutch is laid between April and June and consists of 2 or 3 pink or white eggs with rufous brown marks. The young fledge after 15-16 days.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Black-faced Solitaire. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 October 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Black-faced_Solitaire
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