I had always wondered where redstart came from and why wouldn't "they" just call it a warbler. Well, Redstarts get their name from the old country where a start means "tail." In the case of this little warbler, they love spreading their tail to show off the red banding. There are other birds in other locations of the world with similar names including Whitestarts, because, you guessed it, A white band on the tail. This family of new world warblers are found in South America. There are also some thrush in the old world that are called redstarts as well with no relation.