Wednesday, September 14, 2005

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

Title: American Redstart, Alternative Title: Setophaga ruticilla, Creator: Maslowski, S., Source: AK/RO/03114, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Birds

This Abundant species is found in a very wide breeding range from southeastern Alaska, south as far as Texas and Oklahoma amd east to South Carolina. The breed winters from Baja Califonia east to central Florida and as far south as Brazil.

It's habitat is as varied as it's range from deciduous forest to mixed coniferous-deciduous areas. May also occur around farms and orchards.

Typically nest 10 to 29 feet above ground. Feeds on insects and spiders as well as fruit.

REFERENCES: Baker 1944, Griscom and Sprunt 1979, Vickery in Farrand 1983c.

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

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Text Credit: DeGraaf, Richard M., Virgil E. Scott, R.H. Hamre, Liz Ernst, and Stanley H. Anderson. 1991. Forest and rangeland birds of the United States natural history and habitat use. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 688. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. (Version 03NOV98).

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