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Louisiana Waterthrush -
(Seiurus motacilla)



  • Small songbird
  • Dark olive brown upperside
  • White underneath with brown streaks
  • White throat, thick white eyebrow
  • Wags tail up and down while walking
  • 6" (15 cm.)


  • Forested stream banks

Additional Information

  • Uncommon spring migrant and summer
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • WI is at northern edge of range
  • Nests along steep ravines near river
  • While establishing territory, males sing
         nearly all day
  • Very similar to Northern Waterthrush,
         a migrant
  • KVR breeding bird found near the river

Comparable Species

Louisiana Waterthrush wading in small stream



Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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