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
2020-07-18 05:31PN La Tigra--El Tunel, Valle de Angeles2
2020-07-26 07:47Reserva Biológica Montecillos--Zona Núcleo Siguatepeque1
2020-07-13 05:40Carretera hacia Laguna El Pedregal1
2020-07-16 06:12Carretera al Nor-oeste de Rancho Ebenezer1
2020-07-16 08:21Rincón de Dolores1
2020-07-18 08:05Chajbaoc--Sendero Nuevo1
2020-07-30 17:51RNP Chajbaoc2
2020-07-30 07:00Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Tzama Cun Pümy (Ejido Tapalapa)1
2020-07-25 08:29Aldea Cojila2
2020-08-04 08:46El Jardín de Lety (acceso restringido)1
2020-08-02 06:30Los Injertos (acceso restringido)1
2020-08-02 07:56Paraiso Verde Lodge1
2020-08-06 07:41SFF Setonq (acceso restringido)2
2020-07-30 06:50SFF Setonq--Los Vencejos (acceso restringido)1
2020-08-02 12:11Finca Rubel Chaim (acceso restringido)1
2020-07-16 08:35Parque Ecológico El Encuentro2
2020-07-26 09:25Reserva Ecológica Huitepec1
2020-08-02 13:10Cerrito de San Cristóbal1
2020-08-02 06:35Parque Ecoturístico Montetik--Camino a Corralito (acceso restringido)2
2020-07-26 11:13Hotel Posada El Guardabarranco1
2020-08-02 08:25Finca Santa Rosa--sitio de observación de Belted Flycatcher1
2020-08-02 07:56Parque Ecológico El Haya1
2020-07-16 08:24ANP San Juan Del Monte1
2020-08-02 06:18Yumar2
2020-08-07 07:00Laguna del Bosque1
2020-07-10 07:45Xesampual1
2020-07-27 07:40RNP Los Robles1
2020-08-04 07:50Godinez--Aldea Los Robles1
2020-07-10 10:35PRM Chuiraxamolo'1
2020-08-04 16:07Chikua--campo de semillero2
2020-08-06 04:45Volcán Toliman5
2020-08-07 05:28Volcán Chicabal--Laguna Chicabal1
2020-08-07 06:31El Dorado ProAves Reserve2
2020-08-03 08:12Parque Molino de Flores2
2020-07-24 13:59Chamicero del Perijá Proaves Reserve2
2020-07-16 11:15San Miguel Arkanhel--Encino y Guaje1
2020-07-23 08:20Teotitlán del Valle--Vuelta Aguda Arriba del Pueblo1
2020-07-22 07:30PN Los Dinamos9
2020-08-07 08:10Parque Ejidal San Nicolás Totolapan1
2020-08-01 08:00Parque Las Maravillas2
2020-07-22 09:00San Miguel to Virgen del Socorro road1
2020-08-03 16:11Laguna Hule1
2020-08-02 05:57Albegue del Socorro2
2020-07-19 07:45Parque Tototlán1
2020-08-03 05:56Virgen del Socorro4
2020-08-05 09:00El Tigre Waterfalls2
2020-08-03 05:32San Gerardo Biological Station (Monteverde)1
2020-08-03 05:35Camino a la estación San Gerardo.1
2020-08-04 05:23Reserva Santa Elena--Main entrance area5
2020-08-03 11:30Sky Adventures - Monteverde Park2
2020-07-30 13:40Bajos del Toro3
2020-07-16 16:09Bajos del Toro--El Silencio Lodge1
2020-08-07 12:56Refugio de Vida Silvestre Monteverde2
2020-08-03 06:38Road to TV Towers1
2020-07-13 14:40Estación Biológica Monteverde2
2020-07-12 08:05Hotel El Establo1
2020-08-05 06:34Reserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde3
2020-07-20 14:50Monteverde--Cala Lodge1
2020-08-07 08:01Curi-Cancha Refugio de Vida Silvestre2
2020-08-05 11:49Monteverde--Cloud Forest Reserve3
2020-07-25 08:15Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve--Entrance3
2020-08-06 06:41Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes2
2020-07-24 13:07Zona Protectora El Chayote3
2020-07-19 07:45Road Bajos del Volcan1
2020-07-20 16:33PN Braulio Carrillo--Bajo La Hondura1
2020-07-22 07:49San Luis de Grecia2
2020-07-27 10:25Reserva Natural Catarata de la Danta1
2020-08-07 09:56Monserrat de Coronado4
2020-07-22 07:15Castillo Country Club2
2020-08-02 13:30Bajo La Paz, San Ramón2
2020-07-24 09:39Cabañas y Restaurante Puesta del Sol1
2020-07-12 15:53Embalse JASEC--Capellades1
2020-07-25 06:34Río Tuis ZP--near Rancho Naturalista1
2020-07-25 05:42San Antonio de Platanillo--near Rancho Naturalista1
2020-07-25 06:08Rancho Naturalista--Cerro El Silencio3
2020-07-21 08:32Hotel Quelitales1
2020-07-17 08:16Kiri Lodge3
2020-07-10 06:05Muñeco6
2020-08-06 07:24PN Tapanti--Sector Tapanti2
2020-08-01 15:18RF Río Macho, Cartago--camino ICE2
2020-07-19 07:10Cloudbridge Nature Reserve3
2020-07-29 07:30La Chuma1
2020-08-04 07:25Bosque Del Tolomuco1
2020-07-22 09:00San Isidro PZ--Reserva Las Quebradas (FUDEBIOL)1
2020-08-03 07:55Laurelito (pueblo)1
2020-07-24 08:00Pipeline Trail2
2020-07-14 07:00Boquete Tree Trek2
2020-07-28 06:14Volcán--Hotel dos Rios2
2020-08-07 16:32Finca Cantaros1
2020-07-16 09:30Cerro Burro2
2020-07-11 07:19Puente Jaracuaro2
2020-07-17 12:14RN Selva de Ventanas4
2020-07-19 06:52RN La Esperanza2
2020-08-05 10:15Reserva Natural Los Magnolios Finca La Florida5
2020-08-05 14:37Arrierito Antioqueño ProAves Reserve2
2020-07-26 07:38El Palmito (pueblo)1
2020-07-26 10:30Reserva de La Chara Pinta--Senda Arroyo2
2020-07-21 07:37Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve1
2020-07-12 06:59Colibrí del Sol ProAves Reserve1
2020-07-19 09:11Serranía de Las Baldías1
2020-07-22 08:04Cerro La Bufa5
2020-08-02 05:44RN San Sebastián de La Castellana1
2020-08-05 06:36Las Tangaras ProAves Reserve7
2020-07-10 06:13RN Diosa Entre Las Aguas1
2020-07-26 09:00Camino Provincia2
2020-07-13 09:02El Sutú--Camino San Antonio2
2020-07-31 08:40Parque Regional Natural Alto del Nudo2
2020-07-27 17:42Reserva Biológica Los Carpinteros1
2020-07-26 08:24Parque Regional Ucumari--El Cedral2
2020-07-14 06:34Alto Morro Azul1
2020-07-21 06:00Carretera Juntas
2020-07-14 08:00Ukuku Rural Lodge2
2020-08-01 06:09Parque Natural Chicaque1
2020-07-16 06:49Cascadas de Rio Verde1
2020-07-19 07:30Reserva Natural Finca El Manantial2
2020-08-01 10:40Sendero Organico2
2020-07-12 06:30Finca Loma Linda3
2020-07-19 11:28Finca Debusale1
2020-07-19 16:09Finca Miramanga--Casa Tángara (histórico)1
2020-07-13 13:23Finca Alejandría "El Paraiso de Los Colibries"1
2020-07-16 07:51Bosque de Niebla Km. 182
2020-07-19 06:20Carreterra Buenaventura--Km 48-604
2020-08-01 08:45Bosque de San Antonio - Cali2
2020-07-11 10:51PNN Farallones de Cali--Rio Felidia1
2020-07-11 06:00Pichindé (corregimiento)10
2020-08-01 07:00Reserva Amalaka5
2020-07-28 09:26Hacienda Yambitará1
2020-08-07 09:48Laguna San Andrés, La Plata1
2020-07-19 07:58Reserva Ornitológica Los Tororois1
2020-07-13 06:30RN La Planada2
2020-07-21 06:08El Refugio de Intag Lodge2
2020-07-31 06:00Mashpi--Entrance road before gate2
2020-07-14 08:40Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary3
2020-08-01 07:04Maquipucuna--road7
2020-07-26 06:00Maquipucuna Lodge2
2020-07-11 06:30Road between Santa Lucia and Maquipucuna20
2020-07-28 08:28Reserva Maquipucuna1
2020-08-07 06:21Santa Lucia Lodge2
2020-07-12 06:15Milpe Bird Sanctuary4
2020-07-20 06:05Balcón Tumpiki2
2020-07-28 10:31Kapari Natural Lodge3
2020-07-28 14:13Reserva Las Gralarias1
2020-07-20 06:00Sachatamia Lodge3
2020-07-27 07:49Ecoruta (Nono-Mindo road), Bellavista<->San Tadeo1
2020-07-29 05:52Mindo--Vía a Cunuco2
2020-07-26 06:19Punto Ornitológico Mindo2
2020-07-27 06:00Mindo--Vía a las cascadas (Waterfall trail)3
2020-08-02 06:40Parque Guápulo2
2020-07-23 10:00Rio Chiche Canyon3
2020-08-07 06:37Hotel Tinalandia1
2020-08-02 07:39Reserva Narupa (Fundación Jocotoco)2
2020-07-26 06:05Wayra Reserve2
2020-08-03 12:23Loreto Road--km 13 trail1
2020-07-29 11:00Esperanza Alta (Vía Bucay-Chillanes)7
2020-07-25 16:36Finca San Carlos2
2020-07-09 06:18Recinto Chilicay4
2020-07-19 08:30Corona de Oro road3
2020-07-10 11:14Reserva Yunguilla1
2020-07-19 16:00BOSQUE MEDICINAL - RESERVA EL PARAISO - AECM RUNAHURCO1
2020-07-25 07:00Reserva Tapichalaca y Casa Simpson1
2020-07-21 07:17PN Yanachaga-Chemillen--Estación Huampal2
2020-07-21 09:18PN Yanachaga-Chemillen--Sector Pan de Azúcar1
2020-08-04 07:54ACP Bosque de Churumazú2