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Slate-colored Solitaire - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Raul Padilla
Tlanchinol, Hidalgo, Mexico, May 2017
Myadestes unicolor


19–20·5 cm (7½-8 in)

  • Dark slatey-grey upperparts
  • Lighter grey underparts
  • Blackish primary coverts
  • Buff edges to flight feathers


Central America: found in Mexico, [[]], Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.



There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • M. u. unicolor:
  • M. u. pallens:
  • Humid montane forests of north-central Nicaragua


Humid evergreen forests, particularly areas with lichens.



There is no information about their diet at time of editing (June 2017).


They make their nest on the ground, in the leaf litter, or at the side of a ravine. It is usually constructed from moss. The clutch consists of 2-3 eggs.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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