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a. A small warbler (Setophaga ruticilla) of the Americas, the male of which has black plumage with orange patches on the wings and tail.
b. Any of several warblers of the genus Myioborus of South and Central America and southwest North America, resembling Setophaga ruticilla but having white rather than orange on the tail. Also called whitestart.
2. Any of several small flycatchers of Eurasia and Africa, especially Phoenicurus phoenicurus, having grayish plumage and a rust-red breast and tail.

[red + obsolete start, tail (from Middle English stert, from Old English steort; see ster- in Indo-European roots).]


1. (Animals) any European songbird of the genus Phoenicurus, esp P. phoenicurus, in which the male has a black throat, orange-brown tail and breast, and grey back: family Muscicapidae (thrushes, etc)
2. (Animals) any North American warbler of the genus Setophaga, esp S. ruticilla
[Old English rēad red + steort tail; compare German Rotsterz]



1. any of several New World wood warblers that habitually fan their tails, esp. Setophaga ruticilla, the male of which is mostly black with orange wing and tail patches.
2. any of several small Eurasian thrushes of the genus Phoenicurus, having reddish brown tails, esp. P. phoenicurus.
[1560–70; red + obsolete start tail]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redstart - flycatching warbler of eastern North America the male having bright orange on sides and wings and tailredstart - flycatching warbler of eastern North America the male having bright orange on sides and wings and tail
flycatching warbler - any of numerous American wood warblers that feed on insects caught on the wing
2.redstart - European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Phoenicurus, Phoenicurus - Old World thrushes


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Young redstart at RSPB Conwy Picture: ROBIN SANDHAM
The Forestry Commission in partnership with the RSPB is offering financial support to landowners and managers to improve the habitat for 14 vulnerable species, including redstart, tree pipit, spotted flycatcher and marsh tit.
Some of the city's most famous buildings, such as the International Convention Centre, are to be turned into habitats for the rare black redstart through the creation of green rooftops.
The black redstart, who usually lives in the scree on European mountains, came to Britain after the Second World War, attracted to derelict bombsites of London and Birmingham.
There's also up to 130 Twite at Connah's Quay nature reserve (permitholders only), Twite and Black Redstart on the beach at Penrhyn Bay, and the long-staying Scaup at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay.
Another dotterel featured in a remarkable spring passage on the Great Orme, with wood warbler, ring ouzel, pied and spotted flycatcher and a black redstart present for over a week.
The roof of the new-look Fort Dunlop will be grassed to encourage the black redstart (opposite
They will provide nesting sites for birds such as pied flycatcher, warblers and redstart and shelter for black grouse and red squirrels.
They were Michael Redfearn, 22, of Redstart Close, Lowton, Warrington; Warren Cox, 37, of Phaeton Close, Atherton; Andrew Creighton, 33, of Guest Street, Leigh; Anne Marie O'Connor, 40, of Firs Lane, Leigh and Paul Robinson, 44, of Hardman Close, Radcliffe, near Bolton.
Firecrests were at RSPB Conwy and at Rhyl's Brickfields Ponds last week, a Black Redstart remains on Caernarfon rooftops and Water Pipits feed in storm-driven seaweed along the Conwy estuary.
Gusty easterlies made hard work of birding the headlands, but there were rewards at the weekend with 173 wheatears on Bardsey, 16 whinchats at RSPB Point of Ayr, black redstart and ring ouzels on the Great Orme.
Sir, - With reference to Emma Brady's article 'New Tenant is one of Rarest Birds' (Post, Jan 27), the following record of the previous sighting a black redstart in the city centre may be of interest.