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
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 7 years ago 35 sec 4.7
A male drinking and bathing Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2006 7 years ago 28 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 7 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 35 weeks 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 4 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 1 year ago 18 sec 4
PhotosSee all 54 photos
A friendly male
Locality Playa Ancón, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba
Guy Poisson 28 December 2013 1 year ago 4.8
American Redstart, juvenile male.
Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 10 December 2014 31 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 26 July 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Female displaying wings
Locality El Ávila National Park, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 4 December 2014 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
1st Fall male.
Locality Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
firstname.lastname@example.org 28 October 2010 31 weeks ago 4.5
From the back
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 25 May 2011 4 years ago 4.4