Jet black blends beautifully with bright orange and snow white. If a bird puts on a coat of these three hues, it will be highly conspicuous in its colony. And this suit comes with American redstart, a striking tiny fluffy species in the New World warbler. Keep scrolling to explore its stunning plumage!
The American redstart is only 12 cm long. However, these birds have the charisma to make humans keep their eyes on them. They are covered in jet black with large orange-red patches on the sides, wings, and tail. This creates a distinctive feature for their coat.
Additionally, these birds eye-catching with a snow-white belly. These feathers make them so adorable. Cute tiny chubby and fluffy creatures. Who does not fall in love with them?
Let’s watch the video of these lovely redstarts below!
The females and the males of this species are quite different. They have yellow patches instead of orange. Their tails are also often partly fanned out.
American redstarts are migrants and known for pirouettes and acrobatic fly-catching sorties. They choose to nest in southern Canada down and the eastern United States during the breeding season.
They fly to Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America when winter comes. They prefer living in second-growth wooded and forested areas, and thickets with young saplings where they hunt insects for food.
This species breeds in open woodlands or scrub. After finding mates, the females start building their nest in the lower half of a bush. This nest is made from grass, bark shreds, plant fibers, and spiderwebs, fine grass, and hair. Female birds then lay 2-5 eggs in their nest and incubate them on their own for 10-13 days. They continue to feed the hatchlings until fully-fledged, for about 9 days.
H/T: One Big Birdcage