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Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla

 

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credit: Badjoby/CCSA

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Migration Info This species is found in similar habitat at all times of the year, usually in the vicinity of fast-flowing mountain streams within woodlands. In winter, it will also occupy upland freshwater habitats, including lakes, and during migration may be found in wet thickets in areas where moving water is not available. This is an extremely early migrant, sometimes appearing along the U.S. Gulf coast in significant numbers before the end of February. Because of its dependence upon aquatic insects, this species is extremely susceptible to the effects of siltation and water pollution.

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