Feed on
Posts
Comments

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

Photographed alongside Howell Creek in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 15, 2009.  I heard him, then saw him alongside the creek. He is a very shy bird. I am thrilled to be able to photograph this bird.  Hope you enjoy.

Whatbird: Large, heavy-bodied, ground-dwelling warbler with dark olive-brown upperparts and heavily streaked white underparts with buff wash on belly and sides. Throat is white; eyestripe is dark and thick, white eyebrows widen behind eyes. Bill is long and heavy. Tail is short with pale buff undertail coverts. Sexes are similar. Bobs tail continually.

Breeds from Minnesota, southern Ontario and central New England south to Texas and Georgia. Spends winters in the tropics. Preferred habitats include swift-moving brooks on hillsides, river swamps, and along sluggish streams.

This species is of high conservation importance, because of its relatively small breeding range, low overall density, and dependence on clear forest streams both on its breeding and tropical wintering grounds.

Click on Photos to Enlarge.

Comments are closed.