Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Solitaire on juniper bush during a light snow.
Townsend's Solitaire on juniper bush during a light snow.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 8-9”
Description: Mostly gray overall with prominent white eye rings. Juveniles are dark gray overall and are heavily spotted with buff and white.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in coniferous woodlands and forests near berry shrubs and trees to 12,000 feet in summer and 9,000 feet in winter.
Diet: Eat mostly insects and berries (especially juniper berries) and forage by catching insects in mid-air or by gleaning berries from bushes or the ground.
 
 
 
 

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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