American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla
Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Description: Striking combination of black, orange, and white.
(Females duller.)


Song: Variable, but typically consists of a series of high, thin notes followed by buzzy downslurred note.

Recording
Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


Distribution: Breeds from southeast Alaska south to northeast Oregon, through boreal Canada to Newfoundland south to the Gulf Coast and to the midwestern states. Scattered in the eastern Rockies and Great Plains. Common in second-growth forests, often near ponds or swamps.

Winters from Mexico through Central America and into South America. Also Bermuda and throughout the West Indies, extreme southern Florida.

Status: Declines noted in Midwest and New England; stable in boreal and Appalachian regions.              BBSbutton.GIF (6632 bytes)

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