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Collared Redstart

Common Buzzard
Collared Flycatcher

About the Collared Redstart

Also known as: Collared Whitestart, Candelita collareja
The Collared Redstart, also known as the Collared Whitestart, is a small species of warbler endemic to central parts of both Costa Rica and western Panama where it is found living above 1500 meters in altitude.

This little bird has a brightly colored plumage and an animated demeanor. They are recognized by their yellow faces and underparts, dark grey upperparts, and rufous crown. The tail is black outlined with white outer feathers and the eyes are black.

Collared Redstarts feed on insects which they forage in foliage, often by flashing their tails while on the hunt for prey.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 June 2016
Scientific Name Myioborus torquatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Myioborus
  • M. torquatus
Birdorable Family Warblers & Whatnots
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 October 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.9 inches
.388 ounces
Range Central America

International Names

  • 黑领鸲莺 (Chinese)
  • lesňáček obojkový (Czech)
  • Halsbåndshvidstjert (Danish)
  • Halsbandzanger (Dutch)
  • suruvyökerttuli (Finnish)
  • Paruline à collier (French)
  • Halsband-Waldsänger (German)
  • Codirosso dal collare (Italian)
  • クビワアメリカムシクイ [kubiwaamerikamushikui] (Japanese)
  • Ringhvitstjert (Norwegian)
  • pleszówka przepasana (Polish)
  • Mariquita-de-crista-vermelha (Portuguese)
  • Ошейниковый горихвостковый певун (Russian)
  • Candelita Collareja (Spanish)
  • Halsbandsvitstjärt (Swedish)

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