Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Polytypic: 12 subspecies
  • Authors: William D. Harrod and Ronald L. Mumme


Conservation Status

Slate-throated Redstart is considered a species of Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN; BirdLife International 2016, 2018), largely because of its extremely large geographic range (estimated as 11,400,000 km2) and its apparently stable population (BirdLife International 2018). The species also appears to adapt well to forest edges and areas of human disturbance.

Effects of human activity on populations

The only note of conservation concern for Slate-throated Redstart is that in a demographic study in an area of human disturbance in Monteverde, Costa Rica, annual survival of adults was much lower than expected, and the population was not self-sustaining (Mumme 2015; see Demography and Populations). Additional demographic studies in other parts of the range of this species are necessary to determine if low adult survival in areas of human settlement is a general phenomenon.

Recommended Citation

Harrod, W. D. and R. L. Mumme (2018). Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.