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Townsend's Solitaire

Myadestes townsendi ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: TURDIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A long-tailed gray bird of the high western mountains, the Townsend's Solitaire descends in the winter to lower elevations where it feeds almost exclusively on juniper berries.

Appearance

Thrushes
Thrushes
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized songbird.
  • Long and slim.
  • Dull gray all over.
  • White eyering.
  • White outer tail feathers.
  • Buffy wing patch.

Immature Description

Juvenile heavily spotted all over in black, white, and buff.

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Similar Species

Similar Species

  • Female Mountain Bluebird similar, but has shorter tail, has blue in wings and tail, and lacks any buffy in wings.

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