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American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla


TAXONOMY:
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Genus: Setophaga
  • Species: ruticilla
American Redstart (Male)
Male American Redstart
American Redstart (Immature)
Immature American Redstart


MORPHOLOGY:

FOOD: insectivorous, rarely eats seeds and fruit (Ehrlich et al., 1988).

MATING SYSTEM: monogamous (Ehrlich et al., 1988).
American Redstart (Immature)


BREEDING SYSTEM:

MIGRATION STATUS IN WISCONSIN:
The American redstart is a neotropical migrant.

REFERENCES:
Baicicich, P.J. and Harrison, C.J.O. 1997. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd edition. Academic Press: San Diego.

Ehrlich, P.R., Dobkin, D.S., and Wheye, D. 1988. The Birderís Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. Simon and Schuster, Inc.: New York.

Stokes, D.W. and Stokes, L.Q. 1996. Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston.

Last Updated: March 27, 2005

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