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.

The slate-throated whitestart's call note is a sharp "pik" note. The song varies with region, although throughout most of range it is a varied series of whistled notes, some slurred up, some slurred down.

From April to May, pairs nest in a bulky, roofed structure with a side entrance, usually nestled in niche in bank or steep slope. The female lays 3, or sometimes 2, speckled white eggs.

While most of its plumage changes little throughout its large range, the underparts grade from yellow in most of its range, to red in the northernmost part.
Slate-throated Redstart
Date Location Count
2019-08-17 06:23Big Bend NP--Boot Canyon Trail1
2019-08-17 11:24Big Bend NP--Boot Spring1
2019-08-15 08:03Parque Ecológico Cerro de Macuiltépetl3
2019-08-22 07:30Finca Las Nubes (acceso restringido)1
2019-08-19 05:30Finca Sacmoc2
2019-08-17 08:43Chajbaoc--Sendero Nuevo1
2019-08-21 07:43RNP Chajbaoc2
2019-08-09 13:27Reserva Natural Privada Orquigonia1
2019-08-17 10:20PN Iztaccihuatl-Popocatépetl--Buenavista2
2019-08-21 09:30Jardín Botánico del Instituto de Biología UNAM2
2019-08-18 14:02Carretera 175/Oaxaca-Tuxtepec--Cresta2
2019-08-10 06:00Carretera hacia Laguna El Pedregal1
2019-08-11 06:10Rincón de Dolores5
2019-08-19 07:27Parque Las Maravillas1
2019-08-17 06:51Camino La Cumbre--Oeste6
2019-08-09 13:45Arroyo El Jilguero4
2019-08-13 13:32Laguna del Bosque2
2019-08-18 08:38Carretera 175/Tuxtepec-Oaxaca--Km 200-2051
2019-08-09 15:52Xesampual1
2019-08-14 07:45Godinez--Aldea Los Robles1
2019-08-11 06:45Zona Arqueológica Monte Albán1
2019-08-10 06:22Mirador Rey Tepepul1
2019-08-17 08:00Parque Estatal Cerro Punhuato2
2019-08-17 14:00Bellavista--La Yey1
2019-08-15 05:08San Gerardo Biological Station (Monteverde)2
2019-08-10 15:30Virgen del Socorro2
2019-08-17 12:40Reserva Santa Elena--Main entrance area1
2019-08-12 08:20Reserva Santa Elena4
2019-08-11 08:30Sky Adventures - Monteverde Park3
2019-08-16 15:33Estación Biológica Monteverde4
2019-08-16 06:00Curi-Cancha Refugio de Vida Silvestre2
2019-08-18 07:30Curicancha Reserve entrance road1
2019-08-20 10:00Jardines El Rey De Cocora3
2019-08-22 07:00Sendero Rey de Cocora2
2019-08-17 08:35Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes3
2019-08-18 09:30Zona Protectora El Chayote1
2019-08-18 06:13San Luis de Grecia3
2019-08-16 08:00Bajo La Paz, San Ramón3
2019-08-09 16:06Castillo Country Club2
2019-08-18 06:01Monserrat de Coronado3
2019-08-15 06:25Prusia2
2019-08-17 08:40PN El Ávila--Los Venados4
2019-08-22 06:50Finca Agropecuaria Queveri1
2019-08-21 08:54Refugio Ecológico Mosqueritos1
2019-08-19 09:35Bosque Del Tolomuco1
2019-08-18 09:30San Isidro PZ--Reserva Las Quebradas (FUDEBIOL)2
2019-08-18 07:15Sendero Los Quetzales (entrada por Boquete)3
2019-08-17 07:50Sendero Culebra4
2019-08-11 09:35Pipeline Trail4
2019-08-19 10:35Camino de la Divisoria Continental9
2019-08-22 07:25Finca Cantaros1
2019-08-21 17:30Fortuna--El Vivero (estación de STRI y senderos)2
2019-08-22 15:36Lagunas de Volcán1
2019-08-10 06:09Cerro Paraguas y alrrededores1
2019-08-20 06:15Lost and Found Hostel9
2019-08-10 10:00Monterrey Alto2
2019-08-18 07:42San Javier del Valle2
2019-08-20 14:29PN Darién--Cerro Pirre (central ridge)1
2019-08-17 06:00Parque Ecológico El Salado3
2019-08-11 07:10RN La Romera3
2019-08-19 07:12RN San Sebastián de La Castellana1
2019-08-09 10:34Sendero La Herrera3
2019-08-18 06:17SFF Iguaque3
2019-08-19 06:00Camino Montezuma--Los Cajones1
2019-08-22 08:46Vereda Pueblo Hondo--Carretera Neira1
2019-08-19 06:49Hotel Paraíso Verde Manizales2
2019-08-18 07:21Reserva Ecológica Río Blanco2
2019-08-11 08:03Ecoparque Los Alcázares-Arenillo4
2019-08-21 07:30Reserva Forestal Protectora Bosques de La Chec1
2019-08-10 07:00Cañon del Río Barbas (Dept. Risaralda)3
2019-08-11 08:02Vía Finca La Montaña13
2019-08-16 06:55Reserva El Cairo4
2019-08-22 05:24Parque Natural Chicaque3
2019-08-18 08:00PN Los Tunos--Bosque Nuboso
2019-08-17 06:43RN Rio Bravo--Carretera1
2019-08-10 06:00Bosque de San Antonio/KM 182
2019-08-14 06:46RN Nirvana4
2019-08-13 05:51RN El Danubio2
2019-08-19 06:56Cerro de La Eme1
2019-08-19 08:30Bosque Legaro2
2019-08-22 06:50Parque Arqueologico de San Agustin2
2019-08-16 06:00Reserva Natural Los Ariscos3
2019-08-21 06:32El Encanto Reserva Ecoturistica2
2019-08-22 06:30Piedra del Amor3
2019-08-20 06:48Bangsias Bird Lodge1
2019-08-17 06:58RN Río Nambí1
2019-08-16 05:58RN La Planada4
2019-08-16 07:09Reserva Amagusa2
2019-08-20 17:38Reserva Maquipucuna2
2019-08-15 05:26Santa Lucia Lodge2
2019-08-22 07:00Un Poco del Choco--Reserve & Field Station1
2019-08-21 13:00San Jorge de Milpe1
2019-08-11 14:50Mirador de Guaycapi1
2019-08-22 05:58Milpe Bird Sanctuary
2019-08-21 05:58Refugio Paz de Las Aves4
2019-08-20 06:30Tandayapa--San Jorge Tandayapa1
2019-08-18 05:32Tandayapa Bird Lodge4
2019-08-12 14:54Pacha Quinde Nature Reserve (Tony Nunnery's yard)1
2019-08-13 09:59Tandayapa--valle superior (Tandayapa<->Bellavista, upper valley)1
2019-08-18 14:57Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge3
2019-08-13 11:40Ecoruta--Alambi Valley (Nono-Tandayapa Road below 2500 m)4
2019-08-14 07:33Bellavista--camino a la estación científica (research station road)1
2019-08-21 16:18Sachatamia Lodge1
2019-08-21 10:00San Tadeo Birdwatching (Feeders)1
2019-08-20 09:30Ecoruta (Nono-Mindo road), Bellavista<->San Tadeo3
2019-08-15 05:45Mindo--Yellow House Trails3
2019-08-20 14:01Mindo--pueblo y alrededores inmediatos (town and immediate surroundings)2
2019-08-21 06:05Mindo--Vía a las cascadas (Waterfall trail)2
2019-08-13 06:19Mindo--Santuario de las cascadas2
2019-08-17 07:51Parque Guápulo3
2019-08-18 05:50Cabañas San Isidro4
2019-08-18 06:33Cordillera Guacamayos--Trail from parking area2
2019-08-18 11:30WildSumaco Lodge1
2019-08-17 10:55Finca San Carlos5
2019-08-14 16:15ACP Abra Patricia--Garcia Trail1
2019-08-17 06:45Fundo Alto Nieva4
2019-08-19 07:38Catarata Gocta1
2019-08-19 10:42Jesús del Monte (AICA PE060)1
2019-08-12 05:46Waqanki/Quebrada Mishquiyaquillo1
2019-08-20 06:49Ipal Ecolodge2
2019-08-10 10:10Puente Quita Calzones2
2019-08-12 13:47Carretera a Manú--Tanager Corner a Thousand-meter Bridge (1100-1300m)1
2019-08-11 05:25Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge & Manu Paradise Lodge3
2019-08-09 16:00Carretera a Manú--Cock-of-the-Rock Lek2
2019-08-16 06:45Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Ferrocarril (Aguas Calientes a Mandor)3
2019-08-21 11:20Machu Picchu Pueblo/Aguas Calientes (Valqui B3.3)1
2019-08-18 16:00Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Avenida Hermanos Ayar4
2019-08-19 06:10Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Machu Picchu Ruinas (Valqui B3.2)
2019-08-17 16:58Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Carretera Hiram Bingham1
2019-08-20 15:03Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Central Hidroeléctrica Machu Picchu2
2019-08-17 07:46Santuario Historico Machu Picchu2