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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > PARULIDAE > LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH [Parkesia motacilla]


Louisiana Waterthrush Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 4, 2013
ID : B13K2942 [4896 x 3264]

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Louisiana Waterthrush Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Magee Marsh (Crane Creek), OH
GPS: 41.6N, -83.2W, elev=573' MAP
Date: May 4, 2013
ID : B13K2909 [4896 x 3264]

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SPECIES INFO

The Louisiana Waterthrush, Seiurus motacilla , is a New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America from southernmost Canada and south through the eastern USA, excluding Florida and the coast.

It is migratory, wintering in Central America and the West Indies. This is a rare vagrant to the western USA.

The Louisiana Waterthrush has a plain brown back and white underparts streaked with black. The flanks and undertail are buff. There is a strong white flared supercilium, and the legs are bright pink. All plumages are similar, but young birds have buff underparts rather than white.

The only confusion species is the closely related Northern Waterthrush, Seiurus noveboracensis, which has white flanks and undertail and duller pink legs.

The breeding habitat is wet woodlands near running water. Louisiana Waterthrushes nest in a rock crevice or amongst tree roots, laying 4-6 eggs in a cup nest.

These birds are terrestrial feeders, seeking insects, molluscs and crustaceans amongst the leaf litter.

The song is a musical series of descending notes followed by a warble. The call is a hard chink.



                                     




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