Perching

Painted Redstart

Myioborus pictus
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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.

Female | Herbert Clarke


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Painted Redstart
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 14, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/painted-redstart

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 14). Painted Redstart. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/painted-redstart

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Painted Redstart". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 14 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/painted-redstart

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Painted Redstart". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 14 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/painted-redstart

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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