Despite its name, the Painted Redstart is not related to the American Redstart, and is in the warbler family. A medium sized warbler, the Painted Redstart is black with a bright red breast and stomach. Their black wings have distinctive, large white patches. There is also a streak of white under the eyes. Their black tail has white edges.
While searching for insects, they both forage on the ground and looks for them in trees. In the Santa Rita Mountains you would most likely find it among the pines or in oak, pinyon-pine and juniper habitats.
This warbler species is unlike many other birds, in that both the male and female sing, sometimes in unison during the spring courtship phase.
If you were to see more than one warbler, you would say you saw a “confusion”, “fall”, “wrench” or “bouquet” of them.
Reference: The Nature of Madera Canyon by Douglas W. Moore, Friends of Madera, 1999; whatbird.com