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Slate-throated Redstart

(Myioborus miniatus)

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Small dark gray or blackish bird with reddish brown patch on top of head; yellow chest / belly; black tail edged with white; to 13cm (5in). (Candelita Pechinegra).


Middle and higher elevation forests. Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found low in tree canopy in forest interior and more open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations, gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus), Costa Rica