The American Redstart is a warbler that can be found traveling through Wisconsin in the spring fleeting from tree to tree. The male and female have a different appearance but both have relatively long tails for warblers.
The American Redstart
|Family:||New World Warblers|
|Size:||11 to 14 cm (4.3 to 5.5 in)|
|Breeding:||Throughout North America in open woodlands or scrub.|
|Feeds On:||Exclusively Insects|
Male American Redstart
The male American Redstart is all black with orange patches on the belly, wingbar, and tail.
The bird has a relatively long tail.
The female Redstart looks very different from the male.
The female has a gray head with a white stomach, yellowish-orange in front of the wing, on one wing bar, and a yellow band on the tail.
Male Redstart In Tree
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The female normally spends a greater deal of time incubating the eggs than a male. However, both parents will take turns feeding the young.
The birds fledge, approximately 9 days after the first egg is laid. Fledglings can stay with one parent for weeks after fledging.
|Habitat:||Open woodlands or scrub, near water|
|Nest Shape:||Cup Shaped Nests|
|Incubation:||10 to 13 days|
|Fledging:||Young fledge after about 9 days|
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