General Description: Townsend's Solitaires (Myadestes townsendi) are large, gray songbirds with a bold, white eyering. Buffy wing patches and white outer tail feathers show in flight. Townsend's Solitaires are about the size and shape of a Northern Mockingbird, but with an eyering.
Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Turdidae.
Favored Habitat: Higher mountains (e.g., Mt. Charleston) during summer.
Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Townsend's Solitaire in the mountains (Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon) during summer. During migration, they show up anywhere.
If you were a tasty bug or a little caterpillar, this might be the last face you ever see!
Birds of the mountains, Solitaires may come to the desert in winter
Solitaires in the desert during winter
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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