Genus Myadestes


Cuban Solitaire - Its natural habitat is montane moist forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Rufous-throated Solitaire - It is found on Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent.


Myadestes lanaiensis - Its song consists of a complex melody of flute-like notes, liquid warbles, and gurgling whistles. The call is a catlike rasp," with an alternate high pitched note similar to a police whistle. This bird occurs in densely vegetated gulches, frequenting the understory where it often perches motionless in a hunched posture. Like other native Hawaiian thrushes, it quivers its wings and feeds primarily on fruit and insects.


Black-faced Solitaire - This is a bird of dense undergrowth and bamboo clumps in wet mountain forest, normally from 750 to 3000 m altitude. It disperse as low as 400 m in the wet season, when it may form loose flocks. It builds a cup nest of mosses and liverworts in a tree crevice, hole in a mossy bank, or concealed amongst mosses and epiphytes in a tree fork up to 3.5 m above the ground. The female lays 2-3 rufous-brown marked white or pinkish eggs between April and June. The fledging period is 15-16 days.


Myadestes myadestinus - The adult bird grew up to 8 inches in length. The male and female of the species looked similar. It was dark brown above and gray below with black legs. It was closely related to the other species of Hawaiian thrushes, the Puaiohi , the ʻŌmaʻo and the probably extinct Olomaʻo .

Omao - Adult thrushes are mostly nondescriptive, with a grayish-brown head transitioning to a pale gray below. The back and primaries are a dull olive brown. They also have whitish vents and undertail coverts. The juveniles are also similarly dull in coloration, but have pale whitish-buff spotting on the wing coverts.


Brown-backed Solitaire - It is relatively common in the mountains of Mexico and northern Central America. It tends to be found in semi-deciduous mountain forests, including mixed pine-oak forests. It is often found near streams.

Puaiohi - The plumage is mostly nondescript, with slaty-brown upperparts and a light gray breast and belly below. Birds have a black bill and pinkish feet. A white eye ring is also fairly prominent and helps distinguish this bird from the other Hawaiian Thrushes. Both males and females are highly similar in appearance. Juveniles show a pattern transitioning from a spotted whitish-buff above to a scalloped gray-brown below.


Andean Solitaire - The Andean Solitaire is a species of bird in the Turdidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Townsend's Solitaire - This solitaire ranges from southern Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta south to northern Zacatecas, preferring montane woodlands. During winter, it may move in search of food to lower elevations, including the Great Plains, northern interior Mexico, and even desert oases.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Myadestes