Black Solitaire

Another high ISO shot

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This bird, although certainly not rare, is more frequently heard than seen. It occurs only in Colombia and northern Ecuador. It is related to our American Robins and other thrushes. This image was taken in the Amagusa Reserve in far NE Ecuador. This reserve has planted a variety of fruiting trees that this species (and many others) love to eat. The managers of the reserve have planted different species of trees and shrubs that fruit at different times of the year, so many of these birds that are difficult to see elsewhere can be seen dependably here.
A Black Solitaire, while not colorful, is striking.
This shot was taken with a Canon R5, a Canon 600 mm f/4.0 lens; SS 1/2000, f/4.0, ISO 10,000.

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Emil Baumbach

Very striking against the red fruit. Nice shot.

Mike Warner

We searched high and low for it’s cousin the Rufous-throated Solitaire in Jamaica. Heard it several times but just couldn’t call it in. Great shot on the colorful berries.