French: Solitaire de Cuba German: Kubaklarino Spanish: Solitario cubano
Race †retrusus extinct. One extant subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. e. elisabeth
(Lembeye, 1850) – W & E Cuba.
M. e. retrusus
Bangs & Zappey, 1905 – I of Pines.
19–20·5 cm; 21·5–33 g. Nominate race has narrow whitish eyering, dull whitish lores and broad submoustachial area, dark brown malar line; rest of... read more
Song loud, ringing, flute-like and melodious, ventriloquial and far-carrying, “like rubbing a... read more
Dense humid hill and montane semi-deciduous and pine (Pinus) forest; mainly in canopy;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruit, including ripe palm nuts. Forages by sallying from perch to catch flying prey, to glean insects from leaves, and to... read more
Feb–Jul. Nest a cup of fine fibres, rootlets and hair, covered with moss, lichen and plant down, placed in moist rock crevice or tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA. Common but rather local; in W Cuba found only in Sierra de los... read more
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