American Redstart Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized warbler with a relatively wide, flat bill and fairly long, expressive tail. In flight it has a deep chest, slim belly, and long, somewhat club-shaped tail.

    Relative Size

    About the size of a Black-capped Chickadee or Yellow Warbler.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
      • Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6-9 g)
      • Wingspan: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)