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Louisiana Waterthrush

Parkesia motacilla ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • song
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song loud and ringing, starts with two to five slightly descending, clear whistled notes followed by a complex jumble of short, rapid phrases. Call a sharp, metallic "chip."

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