Length, wingspan: 8.5″, 14.5″
What they eat: Insects, juniper berries
Habitat: Woodlands, forests
Where they nest: On the ground
My observations: The Townsend’s Solitaire is a little smaller than a robin and both sexes have a gray body with darker gray wing and tail feathers. For identification purposes, I think one of their most notable features is the white ring around their eyes (see photo). We see them in and around our garden during the spring and summer months.
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