Family Thrushes (Turdidae)

Least Concern

White-eared Solitaire (Entomodestes leucotis)


Taxonomy

French: Grive oreillarde German: Weißohrklarino Spanish: Solitario orejiblanco
Taxonomy:

Ptilogonys leucotis

Tschudi

, 1844,

Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E slope of Andes from N Peru S to C Bolivia (Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

22–24 cm; 58 g. Male has large white patch on lower face (submous­tachial to ear-coverts) separating black of head from black of underside; nape to uppertail-... read more

Voice

Song, from concealed perch, a strange, very high-pitched, ringing, almost nasal “wreeeeeeenh... read more

Habitat

Middle strata of humid premontane and montane forest and cloudforest, and forest borders; 900... read more

Food and feeding

Berries and other fruits, also seeds and insects. Forages in trees. Sometimes in loose groups; also joins mixed flocks.

Breeding

Fledglings in Oct in Bolivia and Nov in Peru. No other information.

Movements

Sedentary, so far as is known.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common, at least locally, in suitable habitat over much of range. Probably greatly under-recorded owing to highly unobtrusive behaviour;... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). White-eared Solitaire (Entomodestes leucotis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58362 on 23 August 2019).