Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2007-07

Common name:

Painted Redstart

Scientific name: Myioborus pictus
Date: 04/28/2007
Time: 6:00 pm
Length of time observed: 5 minutes
Number:  2 (I saw 1)
Age: adult
Sex: n/a
Location: Zion National Park - near the Temple of Sinawava Parking area
County: Washington
Elevation: 4000 feet
Distance to bird: 10 -15 feet
Optical equipment: 10x42 Nikon Binocs and a Canon Camera w/ 400mm lens
Weather: Warm an clear skies
Light Conditions: IT was late in the day and the canyon was in shadows
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
I am just submitting this because I have not seen a report for the species this year, despite numerous sightings.

This species is pretty obvious with its black, white and red plumage and has no similar species.
(see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery: none heard
Behavior: Feeding along a tree trunk
Habitat: Lush hillside with cottonwood and other trees.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Seen in Southeastern Arizona in 1997.
References consulted:  
Description from:  
Observer: Tim Avery
Observer's address: Salt Lake City, Utah
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Colby Neuman (saw 2, I saw only 1)
Date prepared: 05/26/2007
Additional material: Photo
Additional comments: