Baking: American Redstart


Setophaga ruticilla

Length: 4-6 in Wingspan: 6-7 in Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz


Male black overall with orange sides, wing patch, and base of tail.




Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The American Redstart was named after a similar-looking European species, with “start” or “streort” being an old English word for “tail.” Despite both sporting red tails, American and European redstarts hail from completely different families.

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