Painted Redstart

Myioborus pictus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

PARE

Code 6

MYIPIC

ITIS

Egg Color:

Creamy white with brown specks at large end



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground.



Nest Material:

Stalks and bark pieces.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Painted Redstart: Medium-sized warbler with black hood and upperparts, and bright red breast and belly. Wings are black with large, white patches. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Sexes are similar. Juvenile has black breast and belly.

Range and Habitat

Painted Redstart: Breeds in southwestern Utah, central Arizona, western New Mexico, extreme western Texas, and northern Mexico; spends winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border throughout central Mexico. Preferred habitats include pine or pine-oak woods, oak canyons, and pinyon- and juniper-covered high slopes.

Breeding and Nesting

Painted Redstart: Three or four creamy white eggs, with brown specks at large end, are laid in a grass nest with a fine grass or hair lining, and built in a ground hollow. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Painted Redstart: Eats mostly insects. Gleans food from leaves, tree trunks, and branches; also hovers while picking insects from foliage, and hawks over water.

Readily Eats

Sugar Water, Fruit, Nut Pieces

Vocalization

Painted Redstart: Song is a rich, chanting "cheery cheery cheery chew." Call is a "cheereo", different from calls of other warblers.

Similar Species

Painted Redstart: Slate-throated Redstart has dark gray wings, upperparts, and face.

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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.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X