Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus Scientific name definitions

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior



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Vocal Array

Song. A series of varied and sometimes accelerating slurred notes (4). In the Mexican subspecies miniatus, songs generally are more rapid and trilled; Howell and Webb (27: 656) describe the song of Mexican birds as “a varied series of rich chips, often changing in pitch part way through, the second part accelerating and typically ending abruptly or with and up-slurred note, s-wee s-wee s-wee s-wee s-wee s-chi s-chi s-chi, or chi-chi-chi-chi chiree-chiree-chiree-chiree , etc.” Hilty and Brown (44) memorably describe the song of Colombian birds as “a weak, colorless chueet-chueet-chueet-chuee , lacking inspiration.”

Call. A sharp, high-pitched tsit or chip (4, 27).

Geographic Variation

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Daily Pattern of Vocalizing

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Places of Vocalizing

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Sex Differences

In Costa Rica, both sexes sing (35), but males sing more vigorously and frequently than females; average song rate during foraging observations was 1.1 songs/min in males, and 0.1 songs/min in females (1).

Repertoire and Delivery of Songs

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Social Context and Presumed Functions of Vocalizations

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Nonvocal Sounds

None observed.

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