Yellow-crowned Redstart Myioborus flavivertex


The Yellow-crowned Redstart is a beautiful warbler with a tiny range in northern Colombia.  The species is endemic to forest and edge habitat in the Santa Marta Mountains between 2000 and 3000 meters in elevation.  It is olive above and yellow below with a black head marked by a yellow crown patch and a black tail with white outer feathers.  Yellow-crowned Redstart is one of a number of allopatric Myioborus whitestarts that occur in northern South America and forage by flushing insects with their elaborate wing- and tail-spreading behavior; the only congener that is sympatric with this species is the very different and widespread Slate-throated Redstart.

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Recommended Citation

Yellow-crowned Redstart (Myioborus flavivertex), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: