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Northern Waterthrush

Parkesia noveboracensis

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Large, chunky warbler; dark brown above with dark streaks on pale yellowish breast. Yellowish stripe above eye. Forages for insects by walking along edges of still ponds and standing pools, constantly bobbing its backside up and down. Breeds in thickets near ponds and wet areas. Listen for its loud, three-parted, chipping song. Possible to confuse with thrushes but smaller. Winters in Central America, Caribbean, and northern South America.

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