Northern Waterthrush Identification

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Brown back.
  • Whitish or creamy underside with dark stripes.
  • Whitish or yellowish eyestripe.
  • Constantly bobs its tail.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.7-5.5 in (12-14 cm)
    • Weight: 0.5-0.9 oz (13-25 g)
    • Wingspan: 8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm)