brown above, streaks below; buffy eyestripe (California, USA; 2008-04-25)

Northern Waterthrush
Seiurus noveboracensis

Native Range: North America

Notes: closely related to Louisiana Waterthrush, from which it is distinguished by buffier (off-white) supercilium and other details of song and plumage; like the Louisiana Waterthrush, this warbler is found along streams where it walks and feeds at water's edge while constantly bobbing its tail as if doing a jig; indeed, this jig is one of the best field marks for both waterthrush species.