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American Redstart -
(Setophaga ruticilla)



  • Small songbird
  • Male mostly black with bright orange patches on wings and tail
  • Lower white underside
  • Female mostly olive brown with grey head and large yellow patches on wings and tail
  • 4.5-5.5" (11-14 cm.)


  • Deciduous forests

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant, fairly common resident
  • Redstarts flash tails and wings to startle prey
  • Males may have two mates with two
         distinct territories
  • Abundant KVR breeding bird in
         appropriate habitat
  • Winters in Central America and northern
         parts of South America

Comparable Species

  • Blackburnian Warbler (males)

American Redstart male singining from a branch

American Restart Female sitting on a branch


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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