23 May, 2011

Black-faced Solitaire

Scientific Name: Myadestes melanops

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to tropical montane moist forest in Costa Rica and Panama.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine, overall slate grey with black mask, orange bill, orange feet. Has a piercing, resonant call, reminiscent of a squeaky gate.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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