Slate-throated whitestart


The slate-throated whitestart (Myioborus miniatus), or, less accurately, the slate-throated redstart, is a species of bird in the Parulidae family.

The slate-throated whitestart is a long-tailed warbler measuring 12 cm (4.7 in) long.It has a deep rufous head, dark back, and contrasting bright yellow breast, belly and white vent and tail tips. The bill is black, and the legs are blackish-gray.

It is found disjunctly in humid highland forests, from upper understory to mid canopy, in Mexico, Central America, the Andes from western Venezuela to northwestern Argentina, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the tepuis. Pairs remain together throughout year, often accompanying mixed flocks. It hops and flits about while flashing its tail to frighten insects which are then caught in aerial pursuits. It will occasionally take protein corpuscles from Cecropia plants and will occasionally glean insects from tree bark. source

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