American Redstart

(Setophaga ruticilla)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

American Redstart

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Shrubby woodland edges, open and simi-open deciduous and mixed forests, often near water

Size

5 in length

8½ wingspan

Photo by Wayne Rasmussen

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Migration

Early May to early October


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Mar 9, 2014

American Redstart Video http://birdnote.org/video/2013/12/american-redstart-singing Click link.

 
     

 

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  American Redstart bathing
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Uploaded on Sep 15, 2011

I looked out late today to see a Painted Redstart jumping in and out of our "water feature." We had 2 females last night in addition to a Yellow-throated Warbler. The light was low, but there was just enough to capture her enthusiastic bath.

 
     
  American Redstart - Racine Co., WI
Eric Howe
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 29, 2012

Nicholson Wildlife Refuge
Caledonia, WI
28 June 2012

 
     
  American Redstart Portrait
ebirdr
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 18, 2012

Warblers have been described as the butterflies of the bird world. Although this bird is not called a warbler in its name, it is called an American Redstart, it epitomizes this characterization of warblers. It is very flighty and very bold in its coloration.

The American Redstart is a common warbler found in deciduous forest understory especially near water. The male has a glossy black head and body with radiant orange patches on sides, wings, and tail. It has a white belly and undertail coverts. The female has gray-olive upperparts, white below with yellow patches on her wings and tail.

This warbler is a very active flycatcher. It often fans its tail and spreads its wings when perched.

The song is a "zee zee zee zee zwee".

 
     
  American Redstart in Maine
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Published on May 24, 2012

This male American Redstart was singing on his territory on a dreary spring morning. Males don't acquire their full Breeding black and orange Breeding plumage until their second Breeding season. © 2012 Garth McElroy. www.wildbirdvideos.com

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  American Redstart (females)
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Published on Aug 10, 2011

I'm pretty sure this is an american redstart...correct me if Im wrong...A very elusive bird visits my window branch and lets me film them for the first time! Just when I was getting into the groove of filming- the window feeder regulars (mourning dove, tufted titmouse) scared them off.

music by Greendjohn from Jamendo creative commons song called 'last breath' http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/729306

 
     

 

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Wayne Rasmussen
May 2014

Location: Big Woods, Nerstrand, MN

American Redstart


Jen Sheeler
9/3/2016

Location: Stillwater mn

Have never seen one in my yard before. Pretty exciting! Was hanging out by our little pond for hours.


Kathy
Bloomquist

6/17/2015

Location: Denmark Township, MN

Unmistakable markings, especially the tail.


     
     
 

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