The Golden-fronted Whitestart is part of the Myioborus genus that includes also the Slate-throated and Collared Whitestart or Redstart, as are called sometimes. It is a varied genus of warblers that are present in all of the American continent, in different species. In Costa Rica, the Slate-throated is also found along with the Collared species, although here they are called Redstarts instead. The Golden-fronted is characterized by black upper parts and yellow underparts, with a yellow face. It also has white on the cheeks, shoulders and the lower base of the tail, hence the name.