Biodiversidad de Guerrero.
Slate-throated Redstart, Myioborus miniatus.
2 Aug 1997
First Photographed Texas Record. About the 6th U.S. record.
I wrote the below about 10 years ago for my web site, so I'm sure it is now out of date. I'm not sure how many U.S. records there might be as of 2012.
The Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus) occurs in Mexico within 150 miles of south Texas. The species has seven accepted records in the United States, the first was in 1962 in southern New Mexico and the latest was in June, 2000, in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. There are a several Arizona records as well. The photos here are of a bird found in the Davis Mountains of west Texas on 2 August 1997. These photos were shot against the light and have been cropped significantly to show the bird, which on the original slides is a fairly small image. Still, these photos were sufficient to be accepted as the first photos of the species in Texas and the 6th for the U.S. This bird was discovered by John Karges, Francie Jeffery, Chuck Sexton and me.
male - singing
near Los Lirios, Coahuila, Mexico
15 June 1994