Utah Bird Profile
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla

Name roots: (AS. read, "red", steort, "tail")  (Gr. setos, "a moth", phago, "to eat"; L. ruticilla, "red tail")

In Utah: A rare transient, seen mainly in the north part of the state.
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Characteristic behavior: Flycatches and gleans for insects. Sometimes will eat seeds and berries.
    Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 10-20 (4-7) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a frequent cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: lower-canopy gleaner air sallier.

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Habitat: Thick deciduous and mixed woodlands.
    Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mountain riparian habitats
How to find: Has recently been seen during migration at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island (Davis Col), along the Provo River just below the Jordanelle Dam (Wasatch Co.) and near the mouth of the Spanish Fork river on River Lane near Utah Lake, (Utah Co.).

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