Andean Solitaire Myadestes ralloides

Colombian name: Solitario Andino
Andean Solitaire, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image OtĂșn-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Andean Solitaire is distributed in the Andes from northern Venezuela to western Bolivia. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found near water in forested slopes mainly between 1,00 and 2,500 metres.

It feeds on insects and small fruits so is regularly seen near fruiting trees.

It has a loud and ventriloquial song which combined with its habit of perching motionless for long periods can make it difficult to see. Jeremy Minns recorded this bird.

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