Slate-throated Redstart: Medium warbler with slate-gray upperparts, black face, throat, red breast, belly, and chestnut-brown crown. The tail is slate-gray with white edges and the wings are black. Insects make up most of its diet caught on the wing and it also forages on the ground.
Range and Habitat
Slate-throated Redstart: Very rare visitor to western Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico; native to northern Mexico south to Central and South America. Preferred habitats include wooded pine-oak canyons.
The Slate-throated Redstart was first described in 1827 William John Swainson, an English ornithologist and artist.
It is also known as the Yellow-bellied Redstart.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Slate-throated Redstart has a large range, estimated globally at 1,200,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest and grassland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Slate-throated Redstart is Least Concern.