Golden-fronted Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus)

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.

Golden-fronted Whitestart - Myioborus ornatus - Abanico Cariblanco (2)

This family is known as Redstart in other parts of the world, but this species is not found in Costa Rica. It was enjoying a wonderful bath on a small ground pool.

Golden-fronted Whitestart - Myioborus ornatus - Abanico Cariblanco

The yellow and black coloration is striking. A white band in the face breaks the pattern.

 

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  1. Pingback: Slate-throated Whitestart (Myioborus miniatus) | The Nature Admirer

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