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Painted Redstart

Myioborus pictus

 Painted Redstart
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 6 in. (15 cm)
Bright and bold, the Painted Redstart makes itself even more obvious by flashing the white patches in its wings and tail. These movements startle insects to fly from leaves and trunks, which the redstart then flies out to catch in the air. Found in pine-oak woodlands and higher altitude coniferous forests, it forages from the forest floor to mid levels in the trees. Its nest is a shallow cup of grass and pine needles placed low in a shady niche or bank overhang. The four-digit banding code is PARE.
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Female
copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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