Origin of redstart
Examples from the Web for redstart
In the autumn of 1906, September 22nd was the date on which I first noticed a redstart in Lahore.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
The song of the redstart is superior, though somewhat like that of the whitethroat; some birds have a few more notes than others.
The redstart begins to sing, its note is short and imperfect, but is continued till about the middle of June.
In fact, I never saw a redstart who seemed to know that we humans ought to be dreaded.Wild Life Near Home|Dallas Lore Sharp
He has a very fine warble, suggesting that of the redstart, but not especially musical.Wake-Robin|John Burroughs
Word Origin for redstart
type of bird, 1560s, from red (adj.1) + start "tail," from Old English steort. Cf. German Rotsterz.