Order: Passeriformes | Family: Parulidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Lomas de Lachay, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. North America
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. North America
Status: The American Redstart is a rare Boreal migrant on the west and east slope of the northern Andes during the months of October through April. Scattered records come from lowland Amazonia and coastal lowlands west of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Candelita Americana.
Sub-species: American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Linnaeus, 1758.
Meaning of Name: Setophaga: Gr. ses, setos= moth and phagos, phagein= eating, to eat. ruticilla: L. ruticilla, rutilus= red and cilla= tail.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.