Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2006-17

Common name:

Painted Redstart

Scientific name: Myiobiorus pictus
Date: 4-18-06
Time: 11:00
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1-2
Age: mature
Sex: m
Location: Zion National Park, Riverside Walk trail, Virgin River near start of Narrows
County: Washington
Latilong: ?
Elevation: 7000 feet ? [3000-3500 feet]
Distance to bird: 4 to 20 feet
Optical equipment: digital camera
Weather: clear
Light Conditions: fair
Description:        Size of bird: 5-6 inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: small
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: black with white wing bars, bright red breast
(Description:)            Bill Type: small
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Bird appeared to be gathering nesting materials and foraging in the is narrow riverine cliff area. Seemed to be little bothered by passing humans...

Made flights up to fern area as if nesting or hunting beneath...

(See Photos)

Song or call & method of delivery: na
Behavior: see above
Habitat: see above
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
no attempt made
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
sited once in similar habitat in Big Bend National Park
References consulted: National Geographic field guide of NA
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: robert and laura malone
Observer's address: po box 3105, Austin, TX 78764
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 4-28-06
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: second attempt at sending documentation in response to email from milton; he receive pictures