French: Solitaire ardoisé German: Schieferklarino Spanish: Solitario unicolor
P. L. Sclater
Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico
S Mexico (from SE San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo) S to Guatemala, WC Belize, Honduras, N El Salvador and NW Nicaragua.
19–20·5 cm; 30–44 g. Plumage is dark slaty grey above, slightly paler below, with blacker primary coverts, buff-edged black flight-feathers, whitish-grey... read more
Song ethereal, haunting, characteristic sound of local cloudforest; often starts hesitantly with a... read more
Humid evergreen and Pinus-evergreen forest, and cloudforest-like (rich in lichens and... read more
Food and feeding
Apr in Mexico (Oaxaca). Nest typically made of moss, placed on ground amid forest debris on side of ravine. Eggs 2–3, whitish with... read more
Some post-breeding descent to near sea-level in S Veracruz (Sierra de los Tuxtlas), in Mexico, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Common resident of cloudforest throughout Honduras. Populations in E Mexico have been reduced, and possibly extirpated,... read more
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