Slate-throated Redstart

Myioborus miniatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

STRE

Code 6

MYIMIN

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with gray and red brown flecks



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

13 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground.



Nest Material:

Conifer needles and grasses.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Slate-throated Redstart: Medium-sized warbler with slate-gray upperparts, black face and throat, red breast and belly, and chestnut-brown crown. Tail is slate-gray with white edges. Wings are black.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Slate-throated Redstart: Three to four white eggs with flecks of gray and red brown are laid in a nest made of conifer needles and grass, and lined with hair and feathers. Incubation ranges from 13 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Slate-throated Redstart: Eats mainly insects; forages on the ground, in low vegetation, and at low to middle level in trees. Gleans, hover-gleans, and catches food in flight.

Vocalization

Slate-throated Redstart: Repeats a series of high, thin notes in two parts, changing in pitch halfway through "chee-chee-chee", "churry-churry-churry", with second part accelerating and ending sharply or with an up-slurred note. Call is a "chip."

Similar Species

Slate-throated Redstart: Painted Redstart has white wing patches and darker upperparts.

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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.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X