Perching

Townsend's Solitaire

Myadestes townsendi
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
Aptly named, the solitaire is usually seen alone sitting high in a coniferous tree looking much like a large flycatcher. During the summer, it is confined to high and steep mountain sides where it nests in steep banks amid trees roots. The nest itself is made of twigs and grass stems, and the young are fed insects and an occasional worm. However, in the winter the solitaire descends to lower elevations and feeds almost exclusively on berries, especially those of juniper trees.

The four-digit banding code is TOSO.


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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Townsend's Solitaire
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/townsends-solitaire

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Townsend's Solitaire. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/townsends-solitaire

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Townsend's Solitaire". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/townsends-solitaire

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Dr. Biology. "Townsend's Solitaire". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/townsends-solitaire

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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