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Townsend's solitaire

Myadestes townsendi


Townsend's solitaire is a mostly grey medium size thrush with a long dark tail. White eye-ring and a short dark bill. No wing bars but there are brown and white markings. The white markings are better seen during the flight (pic4).


Spotted in the South Cle Elum Ridge of the Cascade Mountains. A wide canyon that was hit hard by forest fires a couple of years ago (pic3). Mostly a coniferous forest above 2000 ft.


Ranges in western North America.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2020
Submitted on Jun 28, 2020

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