Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla), Frances Short Pond, Coconino County
This Louisiana Waterthrush was
found and photographed by Roger Sleeper on 15 October 2017
and photographed by BB Oros on 18 October 2017
A very sparse transient and winter resident in
southeastern Arizona, this is apparently the second
documented record of this species for Coconino County.
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.
15 October 2017, photo by R. Sleeper
18 October 2017, photo by BB Oros
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Submitted on 17 October 2017