Northern Waterthrush — Parkesia noveboracensis

Order Passeriformes
Family Parulidae
Genus Parkesia
Species noveboracensis
This warbler is brown above and uniformly yellowish buffy or whitish below with brown streaking. It has a bright yellowish to whitish eyebrow. It frequently bobs its tail. It is an early spring migrant (April) that breeds in Canada in woods with slow streams or ponds. It can be confused with the Louisiana Waterthrush which has bicolored underparts - buff flanks and white belly.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Photo by Greg Moyers

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat
Photo by Marshall Faintich

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
Photo by Marshall Faintich