American Redstart

About the American Redstart

Also known as: Yellow-tailed Warbler, 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

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 October 2012
Scientific Name
Setophaga ruticilla
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Setophaga
  • S. ruticilla
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.3 to 5.1 inches
6.3 to 7.5 inches
.2 to .3 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Mariquita-de-rabo-vermelho
Chinese (汉语) 橙尾鸲莺
Czech (Cesky) lesňáček lejskovitý
Danish (Dansk) Amerikansk Ildstjert
Dutch (Nederlands) Amerikaanse Roodstaart
Finnish (Suomi) loistokerttuli
French (Français) Paruline flamboyante
German (Deutsch) Schnäpperwaldsänger
Italian (Italiano) Codirosso americano
Japanese (日本語) ハゴロモムシクイ (hagoromomushikui)
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødstjertparula
Polish (Polski) lasówka szkarlatna
Russian (русский язык) Американская горихвостка
Spanish (Español) Chipe Rey Americano
Swedish (Svenska) Rödstjärtsskogssångare
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