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 10 videos
A male drinking and bathing Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2006 5 years ago 28 sec 4.5
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 5 years ago 35 sec 4.5
A female hopping on deck of boat and my foot. Locality Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 20 September 2010 2 years ago 37 sec 4.3
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 5 years ago 28 sec 4.1
An adult male in a treetop and flying away Locality Jonesport, Washington County, Maine, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 8 June 2007 5 years ago 22 sec 3.6
A female moving in a tree Locality Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 September 2006 5 years ago 23 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 18 photos
From the back
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 25 May 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ohio, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 1 May 2010 2 years ago 4.1
Female perched on the tree
Zotyesz 14 September 2011 1 year ago 4
A male perched.
Locality Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA (United States)
Captain Peter 21 April 2010 1 year ago 3.9
On a branch
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 16 June 2010 2 years ago 3.9
Female foraging low to the ground.
Locality Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada (Monotypic species)
Ken Simonite 29 July 2011 1 year ago 3.7