13 December, 2010

American Redstart

Scientific Name: Setophaga ruticilla

Population Estimate: 25M

Range / Habitat: Favors second growth forest. Summers in Canada, eastern US. Winters in southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America.

Field Notes: Unmistakable warbler. Male is black above, white below with orange armpits, wing bar, and edge to the tail. Female shown in middle picture and juvenile shown below, grey above, white below with yellow where the male has orange. Frequently fans tail and spreads wings.

Personal Notes: This bird entertained us for a long time on a garbage can in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

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