|Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth)
La Güira, Cuba
The Cuban Solitaire is endemic to Cuba where it is found in the eastern and western mountain ranges. It is restricted to semi-deciduous woods and pine forests in limestone country especially near cliffs.
It is brown above and very pale grey below. It has a white eye-ring, thin brown moustachial stripes and a dark bill with a yellowish base to the lower mandible.
It is a superb singer and is more often heard than seen. When seen, its characteristic pose is that of the 1st photo with its long tail hanging straight down.
|It feeds on insects fruit and seeds.|