plumage bright colors of red, black, and white (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

Painted Whitestart (Redstart)
Myioborus pictus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: the range of this beautiful Middle American species barely reaches the United States in southeastern Arizona; no sexual dimorphism; very active when feeding, often fanning its tail.

white shoulder patch; white arc below eye (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

black head, back, and breast; red belly (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

fanning its tail (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

tail with white margins above, all-white below (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)