Bird GuideWood WarblersSlate-throated Redstart
Slate-throated Redstart
Myioborus miniatus

At a Glance

Related to our Painted Redstart but not quite as showy, this warbler is very widespread in the American tropics. Throughout its extensive range it is a bird of forests in the foothills and mountains. The Slate-throated Redstart has wandered north from Mexico into the American Southwest only a few times, mostly in spring.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Arroyos and Canyons, Forests and Woodlands, Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets
Flitter, Rapid Wingbeats

Range & Identification


5 1/4" (13 cm). A dark, long-tailed warbler. Mostly slaty blackish on head, back, wings, and tail, with big white tips on outer tail feathers. Red breast, and dark chestnut patch on crown.
About the size of a Sparrow
Wing Shape
Broad, Pointed
Tail Shape
Rounded, Square-tipped

Songs and Calls

Song a variable, usually loose set of sweet notes, sometimes falling or rising in pitch or with accented ending. Call a sweet, quick tik.
Call Pattern
Call Type
Chirp/Chip, Whistle

Climate Vulnerability

Conservation Status