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
2019-12-09 08:09Sendero El Chilacayote1
2019-12-05 15:39Zona de Aprovechamiento Forestal del Ejido Coapilla1
2019-12-08 15:00PN Azul Meámbar--Sendero La Naturaleza (zona de amortiguamiento)1
2019-12-12 08:05RNP Chajbaoc1
2019-12-02 14:06Paraiso Verde Lodge1
2019-12-08 12:50RNP Orquigonia1
2019-12-10 10:28Finca Rubel Chaim (acceso restringido)2
2019-12-14 07:21RVS Montaña Puca--Sector San José de Pucan2
2019-12-07 09:14Reserva Natural Privada Rio Escondido1
2019-12-01 11:30Bosque de Los Arboles de Navidad 2 Seccion1
2019-12-07 07:30PN La Tigra--Sendero Jucuara4
2019-12-08 15:05PN La Tigra--Centro Visitantes Jutiapa2
2019-12-02 06:35Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades Plantel Sur1
2019-12-14 07:01PN Montaña de Celaque--Tranca a Centro Visitantes (1200-1400 m) [Zona de amortiguamiento]3
2019-12-09 06:30Hotel Gloriales1
2019-12-04 09:15PN Desierto de los Leones--Convento Desierto de los Leones1
2019-12-14 06:02Carretera hacia Laguna El Pedregal1
2019-12-07 06:20Rincón de Dolores1
2019-12-10 08:00Rio Tzalá1
2019-12-07 07:00Unidad de Manejo Raíces1
2019-12-08 07:16Club Campestre La Montaña1
2019-12-13 05:51Parque Ecológico Cayalá6
2019-12-06 09:00Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca--Cerro Pelón1
2019-12-10 06:30Laguna del Bosque1
2019-12-14 08:17Parque Ecológico Corazón del Bosque2
2019-12-10 10:08Godinez--Aldea Los Robles1
2019-12-07 14:00Lago Laveche1
2019-12-01 07:00Zona Arqueológica Monte Albán--Camino Ecológico1
2019-12-14 05:36La Playa1
2019-12-04 05:00Volcán Toliman2
2019-12-11 06:30Mirador Rey Tepepul1
2019-12-11 06:35Mirador Rey Tepepul--sendero Tangara cabanisi1
2019-12-01 07:45RNP Los Andes--bosque nuboso1
2019-12-09 07:00RNP Los Tarrales--La Isla1
2019-12-07 06:04RNP Los Andes2
2019-12-08 08:00RNP Los Andes--sendero Quetzal2
2019-12-01 15:30RNP Los Andes--casco de la finca1
2019-12-11 06:40Finca La Gracia1
2019-12-01 08:07PN Los Volcanes--Sector Cerro Verde2
2019-12-09 07:00Reserva Ecológica Sierra de San Juan--La Noria1
2019-12-10 07:45San Sebastián del Oeste (pueblo)1
2019-12-07 05:45Cerro La Bufa2
2019-12-07 09:11Cuchilla de San Lorenzo--Estacion Experimental San Lorenzo PNN1
2019-12-07 09:11Cuchilla San Lorenzo1
2019-12-06 06:08RNA El Dorado3
2019-12-10 10:10Cuchilla de San Lorenzo--Torres5
2019-12-01 15:19RNA El Dorado--Lodge1
2019-12-02 06:30RNA El Dorado--Sendero de las Moras2
2019-12-05 09:35Bellavista--La Yey3
2019-12-02 06:30Bellavista--Vereda2
2019-12-01 07:38PN Volcán Nevado de Colima--Carretera a Nevado de Colima2
2019-12-09 12:00Ciudad Perdida2
2019-12-07 14:00Vereda de San Antonio1
2019-12-07 05:30RNA Chamicero del Perijá1
2019-12-05 06:30Arenal Lodge1
2019-12-07 05:49Arenal Observatory Lodge--Cerro Chato trail1
2019-12-07 05:54El Congal Rainforest1
2019-12-14 05:31San Gerardo Biological Station (Monteverde)1
2019-12-14 14:37Camino a la estación San Gerardo.1
2019-12-14 08:26Reserva Santa Elena--Main entrance area3
2019-12-14 05:37Refugio Aleman--Continental Divide Trail4
2019-12-14 05:19Monteverde--Cloud Forest Lodge2
2019-12-04 09:38Cinchona--Mirador La Cascada1
2019-12-04 06:03Monteverde--Hotel Belmar1
2019-12-14 10:44PN Juan Castro Blanco--Bajos del Toro2
2019-12-14 11:30Reserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde2
2019-12-14 07:29Monteverde--Cloud Forest Reserve1
2019-12-10 15:36Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve--Entrance1
2019-12-06 06:31Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve--Entrance road1
2019-12-04 13:06Catarata la Paz--Bridge1
2019-12-12 09:15La Paz Waterfall Gardens4
2019-12-13 06:40San Luis--Finca Ecológica1
2019-12-11 06:00Bajos del Toro--El Silencio Lodge1
2019-12-09 05:59Bosque de Paz2
2019-12-05 08:25Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes3
2019-12-02 06:30Hotel Villablanca (Los Angeles Cloudforest)1
2019-12-10 13:11Road to PN Volcán Poás1
2019-12-14 07:05San Luis de Grecia1
2019-12-12 11:00Parque Ambiental Municipal Río Loro2
2019-12-04 09:38Río Tuis ZP--near Rancho Naturalista2
2019-12-09 06:15Hotel Quelitales2
2019-12-12 08:45San Antonio de Platanillo--near Rancho Naturalista2
2019-12-10 06:10Rancho Naturalista--Cerro El Silencio3
2019-12-10 06:39RF Río Macho, Cartago--camino ICE2
2019-12-11 07:20PN Tapanti--Sector Tapanti2
2019-12-11 07:45Universidad Simón Bolívar--Reserva Ecológica3
2019-12-03 12:35San Gerardo de Dota1
2019-12-08 13:16Bosque Del Tolomuco1
2019-12-10 11:12Pipeline Trail3
2019-12-12 10:37Camino de la Divisoria Continental5
2019-12-09 17:01Volcán Barú--Camiseta1
2019-12-07 06:37Cerro Paraguas y alrrededores3
2019-12-13 08:57Cerro Colorado1
2019-12-05 08:00PN Darién--Cerro Pirre (central ridge)1
2019-12-12 10:43Parque Arví1
2019-12-14 07:18Vía Parque Caldas-Angelópolis1
2019-12-14 07:04RN La Romera1
2019-12-04 13:12RN San Sebastián de La Castellana2
2019-12-06 06:20RNA Las Tangaras
2019-12-10 10:44Finca La Glorieta1
2019-12-03 16:34Jardin Cock-of-the-Rock Lek2
2019-12-09 07:14Sendero La Herrera2
2019-12-11 09:15Carretera Jardin-Rioscucio1
2019-12-04 06:45Reserva Alto de Ventanas1
2019-12-13 12:14La Mesenia2
2019-12-09 06:35Camino Montezuma--Base Militar2
2019-12-09 08:34Cerro Montezuma--Los Chorros3
2019-12-09 11:02Camino Montezuma--Los Cajones3
2019-12-13 08:33PN Santa Emilia2
2019-12-03 15:58Sendero La Linea4
2019-12-02 07:34Distrito de Manejo Integrado Agualinda3
2019-12-13 07:00Reserva Ecológica Río Blanco1
2019-12-01 07:00Reserva Ecológica Río Blanco--Lodge2
2019-12-09 08:07Ecoparque Los Alcázares-Arenillo2
2019-12-04 07:01Reserva Ventanales1
2019-12-12 07:40Jardín Botánico de La Universidad de Caldas1
2019-12-08 09:28Parque Regional Campoalegre--Cruce San Vicente
2019-12-05 06:28Santa Maria--La Almenara (restricted access)1
2019-12-07 09:00SFF Otún Quimbaya--Lodge1
2019-12-08 06:15SFF Otún Quimbaya4
2019-12-05 05:21Parque Regional Ucumari--Otun Quimbaya al Cedral15
2019-12-05 06:30Reserva Forestal Bremen-La Popa8
2019-12-13 07:16Nacimiento del Rio Roble8
2019-12-10 10:00Finca El Ocaso3
2019-12-14 07:24Parque de La Vida2
2019-12-01 12:26Cañón del Río Combeima--Juntas2
2019-12-07 06:38Clarita Botero1
2019-12-09 06:38RN Rio Bravo--Entrada1
2019-12-11 06:37RN Forestal Bosque de Yotoco2
2019-12-11 06:30Ecolodge La Minga (acceso restringido)10
2019-12-14 07:57Finca Ronda Gyrola1
2019-12-07 07:30Finca Alejandría "El Paraiso de Los Colibries"2
2019-12-09 09:15Alto Anchicayá - El Descanso (Doña Dora)1
2019-12-07 14:05Bosque de Niebla Km. 182
2019-12-08 07:45Finca Bosque de Niebla1
2019-12-12 07:22Reserva Amalaka1
2019-12-03 09:44El Encanto Reserva Ecoturistica2
2019-12-11 06:13Vereda Campucana2
2019-12-06 13:12Cañón del Río Blanco2
2019-12-05 13:27Carretera 10--El Mirador2
2019-12-07 05:51Río Lita (parroquia: Lita)3
2019-12-14 13:33Milpe Bird Sanctuary3
2019-12-14 05:58Refugio Paz de Las Aves3
2019-12-07 08:00Tandayapa Bird Lodge2
2019-12-14 08:26Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge1
2019-12-13 19:41Ecoruta--Alambi Valley (Nono-Tandayapa Road below 2500 m)1
2019-12-14 05:53Sachatamia Lodge7
2019-12-14 09:37Séptimo Paraiso1
2019-12-14 06:28Mindo--La Tatabrera2
2019-12-11 06:09Mindo--Vía a Cunuco2
2019-12-14 06:35Mindo--Vía a las cascadas (Waterfall trail)1
2019-12-14 06:06Mindo--Casa Divina Lodge2
2019-12-13 05:55Reserva las Tangaras4
2019-12-08 05:32Cascada de San Rafael--Entrance road and trail to waterfall1
2019-12-09 07:50Reserva Yanacocha2
2019-12-01 07:52Parque Guápulo2
2019-12-03 13:52Borja Road1
2019-12-14 05:50Cabañas San Isidro4
2019-12-10 05:08Cordillera Guacamayos--Trail from parking area12
2019-12-13 15:03WildSumaco Lodge1
2019-12-05 10:30Reserva Narupa (Fundación Jocotoco)1
2019-12-07 10:26Finca San Carlos3
2019-12-02 15:30Bosque El Amigo-Putuhuay4
2019-12-02 08:00Rancho Alemán2
2019-12-06 08:25Corona de Oro road
2019-12-05 07:45Reserva Yunguilla
2019-12-08 07:03Buenaventura--Upper road3
2019-12-06 07:34Los Encuentros-Paquisha Alto road/Zarza Reserve4
2019-12-05 05:57PN Cerros de Amotape--Estación Policial Campo Verde1
2019-12-07 14:29Santa Cecilia trail above Paquisha4
2019-12-06 09:48Parque Universitario (PUEAR, Universidad Nacional de Loja)2
2019-12-08 07:37PN Podocarpus--Río Bombuscaro5
2019-12-06 05:56Cabañas Yankuam and Tepui Trail10
2019-12-05 07:26Reserva Maycu3
2019-12-01 11:31Reserva Utuana10
2019-12-14 07:10Reserva Tapichalaca y Casa Simpson1
2019-12-13 16:54Valladolid--vicinity1
2019-12-03 08:31Huembo Interpretation Center2
2019-12-03 07:00Waqanki/Quebrada Mishquiyaquillo
2019-12-04 08:00ACR Cordillera Escalera--Túnel Tarapoto
2019-12-11 16:25ACR Cordillera Escalera--Túnel Yurimaguas (Este)
2019-12-08 05:03Tunkiwasi Lodge6
2019-12-01 12:12Carretera a Manú--Cock-of-the-Rock Lek1
2019-12-02 06:00Sadiri Lodge1