Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
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General Comments The Painted Redstart is one of the more beautiful of North American wood-warblers, being a species primarily limited to Mexico and the southwestern United States. There are relatively few strays to the East Coast, and thus it was quite a surprise when one -- sexes are similar and essentially indistinguishable, and immatures have acquired adult plumage before fall migration -- showed up at North Pond at Pea Island NWR (Dare), to be seen and photographed by numerous people on 5-6 Oct 2020* [Chat 85:38 link], [Chat 85:141 link]. The record has been accepted by the NC BRC, and photos can be seen on the Carolina Bird Club Photo Gallery.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont No records.
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
1/2 *
Attribution LeGrand[2021-11-06], LeGrand[2021-07-13], LeGrand[2021-03-07]
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