Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla), Page Springs Fish Hatchery, Yavapai County
This Louisiana Waterthrush was
found by Vic Nelson on 15 January 2017 and photographed by Gary Botello on 04 February 2017
A very sparse transient and winter resident in
southeastern Arizona. Away from there this species is
casual at best with few previous Yavapai County records.
The throat of this bird is unmarked and clean
white, and the supercilium of this bird broadens behind
the eye and is bright white, both good for a Louisiana.
An excellent mark is the color of the flanks. In
Northerns the underparts can range from yellow to
off-white, whereas in Louisiana the underparts are white
with a distinct buffy wash along the flank with broad
blurry flank streaking.
04 February 2017, photo by Gary BotelloAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 07 February 2017