American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) - HBW 15, p. 761
French: Paruline flamboyante
Spanish: Candelita Norteña
Taxonomy: Motacilla ruticilla Linnaeus, 1758, Virginia, USA.
Genus considered closest to Dendroica, and some authors have suggested that it be subsumed in latter; probably close also to Mniotilta. Has hybridized with Parula americana and probably also with Vermivora ruficapilla. W breeding birds described as a geographical race, tricolor, but generally considered inseparable from those elsewhere in species' range. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from C & S Canada (NW British Columbia, extreme S Yukon and SW Northwest Territories E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) S through much of C & E USA (but excluding most of SW & SE). Migrates to Middle America (S from NW & C Mexico), Caribbean and NW South America (excluding Amazon Basin); small numbers winter on coast of SE USA (S Florida), and also rarely in SW USA (S California).
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VideosSee all 12 videos
A male drinking and bathing Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2006 8 years ago 28 sec 4.6
Different views of a male perched and displaying its tail Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2006 8 years ago 35 sec 4.6
An adult male singing, along with other birds, on the top of a tree Locality Jonesport, Washington County, Maine, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 8 June 2007 8 years ago 28 sec 4.5
young female jumping around on the beach area close to El Cantil Lodge Locality Nuquí, Choco Department, Colombia
Thore Noernberg 19 October 2014 1 year ago 11 sec 4.3
A female hopping on deck of boat and my foot. Locality Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 20 September 2010 5 years ago 37 sec 4.3
Looking for food at the end of the day. Locality La Palma, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
Eduardo Tejeda Lima 17 February 2014 2 years ago 18 sec 4
PhotosSee all 66 photos
A friendly male
Locality Playa Ancón, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba
Guy Poisson 28 December 2013 2 years ago 4.8
Female displaying wings
Locality El Ávila National Park, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 4 December 2014 48 weeks ago 4.7
American Redstart, juvenile male.
Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 10 December 2014 1 year ago 4.6
Bird perched on a branch
Locality Prados del Este, Miranda State, Venezuela
Margareta Wieser 9 March 2016 15 weeks ago 4.5
1st Fall male.
Locality Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
email@example.com 28 October 2010 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 26 July 2013 2 years ago 4.5