from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old book-name of some small bird having a red tail, or having red on the tail; a redstart.
- n. [capitalized] The genus of Old World redstarts, of which there are about 20 species.
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The birds to which I refer are the Red Start (_Muscicapa ruticilla_) and the Speckled Creeper
Alas, my silly fears! there stood the little beauty's exact counterpart, labeled _Setophaga ruticilla_, the American redstart, -- a bird which the manual assured me was very common in my neighborhood.
Muscicapa ruticilla (American redstart), Moosehead.
Mniotilta varia 2; American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
(1957: 268) listed one specimen of _S.r. ruticilla_ from the State.