American Redstart

About the American Redstart
Also known as: Yellow-tailed Warbler, Redstart
American Redstart

The American Redstart is a small species of warbler that lives in the Americas. They are migratory, breeding up through parts of Canada and the eastern United States, and wintering in Central America and northern South America.

American Redstarts eat a diet of mostly insects. They sometimes eat small fruits. These lovely little warblers are named for the bright orange patches on the sides of the male bird's tail.

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Details & Statistics


The American Redstart is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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