Painted Whitestart (Myioborus pictus) - HBW 15, p. 780
French: Paruline à ailes blanches
Spanish: Candelita Aliblanca
Other common names: Painted Redstart
Taxonomy: Setophaga picta Swainson, 1829, Real de Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Differs significantly from congeners in many characters, including song, plumage, behaviour, and migratory tendencies, and has been suggested that it may be better placed in a monotypic genus, for which the name Erythrosoma is available. Such treatment not supported by recent phylogenetic study, which did, however, indicate that it is sister-taxon to the other species in present genus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pictus ( Swainson, 1829) - SW USA (Arizona and SW New Mexico) S to SC Mexico (Oaxaca and Veracruz); N birds migrate into S part of range.
- guatemalae ( Sharpe, 1885) - S Mexico (Chiapas) S locally to N Nicaragua.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
bird flying in a smaller tree at Hotel Mirador - Posada Barrancas Copper Canyon Locality Chihuahua State, Mexico (Northern)
Thore Noernberg 26 February 2013 9 weeks ago 18 sec 4.3
immature studying videographer Locality Ramsey Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp pictus)
Malcolm Mark Swan 29 July 2009 3 years ago 16 sec 4.3
Adult vocalizing close to nest. Locality Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Micah Riegner 22 July 2011 1 year ago 7 sec 4
A bird preening on a branch Locality San Dimas, Los Angeles County, California, USA (United States) (ssp pictus)
Paul Clarke 31 December 2007 5 years ago 44 sec 3.8
A bird in a tree Locality Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas, Los Angeles County, California, USA (United States)
Paul Clarke 18 January 2009 3 years ago 29 sec 3.8
bird on feeder at Hotel Mirador - Posada Barrancas Copper Canyon Locality Chihuahua State, Mexico (Northern)
Thore Noernberg 26 February 2013 9 weeks ago 8 sec 3.4
A male on rocks.
Locality Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp pictus)
Ken Havard 26 March 2009 30 weeks ago 3.5
Foraging in the high canopy.
Locality Sulphide Del Rey Campground, Gila County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp pictus)
Ken Simonite 18 April 2012 1 year ago 3
Male perched on branch.
Locality South Fork, Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Miriam Bauman 20 April 2009 2 years ago 2.8
A distant view of the bird.
Locality Xalapa, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern)
albert 24 January 2009 4 years ago 2