gray body; thin eye-ring; buffy wing patches (Montana; 2006-03-24)

Townsend's Solitaire
Myadestes townsendi

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: an unusual thrush in appearance and lifestyle; roughly the size, shape, and color of a Northern Mockingbird, although the two species are in different families and not closely related; nests in montane coniferous forests; no sexual dimorphism.

montane habit; can you find the bird? (Montana; 2006-03-24)