American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

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Adult male

A medium-sized warbler with a relatively wide, flat bill and a fairly long, expressive tail. Adult males are mostly black with bright orange patches on the sides, wings, and tail.

Female

A medium-sized warbler with a relatively wide, flat bill and fairly long, expressive tail. Females have yellow patches on the sides, wings, and tail, a gray head, and an olive back.

Immature male

Immature males have yellow patches on the sides, wings, and tail with a variable amount of black on the face and chest.

Female

Tends to forage at middle levels in the forest where it grabs insects midair or plucks them from vegetation.

Female

Females have a gray head and yellow patches on the sides, wings, and tail.

Female

Often fans tail to expose yellow or orange tail feathers.

Adult male

Breeds in open wooded habitats, particularly those dominated by deciduous trees.

Immature male

Immature males have yellow patches on the sides, wings, and tail and a variable amount of black on the face and chest.

Recommended Citation

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/amered