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American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla

Description:

The male American Redstart is coal-black with vivid orange patches on the sides, wings, and tail. Has a relatively wide, flat bill and fairly long, expressive tail. Females and immature males have more subdued yellow “flash patterns” on a gray background. This little warbler nests in open woodlands across much of North America. Very active warbler as it looks for insects.

Habitat:

In a wooded area at a local campground in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.


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2 Comments

mary.gallo.m
mary.gallo.m 4 years ago

Thanks Maria. I had never seen the American Redstart before. Always enjoy a first time spotting

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Beautiful portrait!

mary.gallo.m
Spotted by
mary.gallo.m

Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 43.76, Long: -90.79

Spotted on Jun 19, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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