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American Redstart

Length: 5 inches Song: zeet-zeet-zeet-zeeach
Wingspan: 8 inches Behavior: Tame, conspicious, sings often
Weight: 0.3 ounces Breeding: Monogamous, solitary nester
Habitat: lakes rivers and vicinity, sandpits, mudflats, ponds Population: Common to fairly common in wet deciduous
Migration: migratory Feeders: insects, caterpillars, spiders, berries, fruit and seeds
Appearance: Female: Thin white supercilium and eye ring, whitish underparts from chin to tip of undertail coverts, yellow patches on sides, wings and tail and grayish olive upperparts.

Male: Juvenile males look like females but with an orange wash on the sides. The male’ tail can either be orange and black or yellow and dusky olivegray
Interesting Facts: The woodland inhabitant is one of the most common warblers nesting in North America.

Compiled by Amanda, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America Smithsonian Handbook
By Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos with permission from National Fish and Wildlife Service – http://images.fws.gov

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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