An adult Painted Redstart warbler; photographed January 2, 2019, in Pasadena, California. This bird is considered a rare bird for my area, since the Painted Redstart spends winters south of the U.S. Mexico border throughout central Mexico. It breeds in southwestern Utah, central Arizona, western New Mexico, extreme western Texas, and northern Mexico.
The Painted Redstart flashes its white wing patches and outer tail feathers when foraging. These action appear to flush insects that the redstart then pursues and captures.
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