Slate-throated Redstart

Myioborus miniatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

STRE

Code 6

MYIMIN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Slate-throated Redstart has a large range, estimated globally at 1,200,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest and grassland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Slate-throated Redstart is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Slate-throated Redstart: Medium warbler with slate-gray upperparts, black face, throat, red breast, belly, and chestnut-brown crown. The tail is slate-gray with white edges and the wings are black. Insects make up most of its diet caught on the wing and it also forages on the ground.

 

Range and Habitat

Slate-throated Redstart: This species is a very rare visitor to the United States, having been recorded in western Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. It is a native resident of northern Mexico, ranging south into Central America and South America. Its preferred habitats include wooded pine-oak canyons.

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Slate-throated Redstart SONGS AND CALLS

Slate-throated Redstart Z1

Song is a variable series of "swee" notes that change in pitch.

Slate-throated Redstart A1

Rapid "tsip" calls followed by song phrases.

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Voice Text

"chee-chee-chee", "churry-churry-churry", "chip"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Slate-throated Redstart was first described in 1827 William John Swainson, an English ornithologist and artist.
  • It is also known as the Yellow-bellied Redstart.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Samira Belous

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
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The crown is the top part of the birds head.
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The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
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