American Redstart

Setophaga ruticilla
American Redstart specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident and abundant migrant, arriving round mid-April and leaving by mid- to late September. Usually nests in deciduous forests from late April to early July. The male is orange red on the tail, wings, and sides; the female, yellow.

Specimen Information

The bird on the right is a male, with a female on the left.  The bird in the center could be anoher female or juvenile.