northern waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 5 inches
Small, ground-dwelling bird frequently found near water
Thin, pointed bill
Pale yellow supercilium
Throat finely spotted
White or yellowish underparts with dense black streaking
Dark brown upperparts
Constantly wags its tail
The northern waterthrush has densely streaked underparts that are also
found in the Louisiana waterthrush and ovenbird. The Louisiana water-
thrush usually has a whiter, wider supercilium, and an unspotted throat.
Some northerns are distinctly yellowish on the underparts-Louisianas are
always white (but can have buffy flanks). The songs of the two are quite
different and are the best way to separate them. The ovenbird does not
pump its tail and lacks a pale supercilium instead having an eye ring.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-5
Length of Incubation: 13? days
Days to Fledge: 10?
Number of Broods:?
Diet: Primarily aquatic invertebrates
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley