- Myioborus miniatus
Slate-gray upperparts, black face and throat. The breast and belly are red in M.m minatus or yellow-orange in M.m. comptus. Has chestnut-brown crown. The tail is slate-gray with white edges and the wings are black. Thin, pointed bill.
In Mexico/the US, commonly confused with Painted Redstart which has a white arc under the eye and large white wing patches.
Northern Mexico south to Central America and South America to Bolivia and Brazil.
Twelve subspecies are recognized:
- M. m. miniatus
- M. m. molochinus
- M. m. intermedius
- M. m. hellmayri
- M. m. connectens
- M. m. comptus
- M. m. aurantiacus
- M. m. ballux
- M. m. sanctaemartae
- M. m. pallidiventris
- M. m. subsimilis
- M. m. verticalis
Wooded pine-oak canyons, other forests, woodlands and clearings.
The diet includes insects caught on the wing.
Breeding: nests in embankments covered by foliage
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Slate-throated Redstart. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 7 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Slate-throated_Redstart