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    Louisiana Waterthrush

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    Louisiana Waterthrush

    Parkesia motacilla
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Parulidae
    Basic Description

    A bird of forest streams, the Louisiana Waterthrush looks more like a thrush or sparrow than the warbler it is. It can be recognized by its loud ringing call and constant bobbing of its tail.

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    Other Names
    • Chipe Arroyero (Spanish)
    • Paruline hochequeue (French)
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