Collared Redstart

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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 22 June 2016
Scientific Name
Myioborus torquatus
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Myioborus
  • M. torquatus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 16 October 2018)
  • 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
4.9 inches
.388 ounces

International Names

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