SPECIES

Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus Scientific name definitions

William D. Harrod and Ronald L. Mumme
Version: 2.0 — Published July 29, 2022

Habitat

Introduction

Slate-throated Redstart is common in mid-elevation montane and submontane forest throughout its broad geographic range. In Mexico and northern Central America, the preferred habitat is evergreen and pine-evergreen forests at 1,000–3,000 m in elevation, sometimes descending to lower elevations during the winter (5, 27). In Costa Rica and Panama, it is common in wet highland forest, edges, and treefall gaps at 750–2,150 m (34, 4). Throughout the South American Andes, it is found in humid montane forests at 700–2,500 m, where it is common and tolerant of human disturbance (25). In Venezuela, it occurs at 700–3,000 m in the mountains north of the Orinoco River, and at 600–1,800 m on the tepuis of southern Venezuela (28).

Habitat in Breeding Range

In most regions, the breeding and nonbreeding habitat are identical. In Mexico, however, it can move upslope to breed in humid fir forests at elevations above 2,500 m (5).

Habitat in Nonbreeding Range

In most regions, breeding and nonbreeding habitat are identical. In Mexico, however, it can move downslope after breeding to winter in oak and pine-oak woodland below 2,300 m (5, 27).

Recommended Citation

Harrod, W. D. and R. L. Mumme (2022). Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.sltred.02