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American Redstart

American Redstart Warbler

American Redstart

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

Species:Setophaga ruticilla
Family:New World Warblers
Size:11 to 14 cm (4.3 to 5.5 in)
Origin:Migratory
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.
Dennis J – CC BY-SA 2.0

The male American Redstart is all black with orange patches on the belly, wingbar, and tail.

The bird has a relatively long tail.


Female Redstart

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.

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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Breeding

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
Eggs:2–5 eggs
Incubation:10 to 13 days
Fledging:Young fledge after about 9 days

Redstart Photos


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