Common Name: Northern Waterthrust
Scientific Name: Parkesia noveboracensis
Description: 5-5.75 inches; upperparts dark brown; crowned dark brown with a yellowish lightbrown eyebrow strip; underparts white with dark brown streaks. Immature: Underparts yellowish lightbrown.
Habitat: Mangroves; primary saline and brackish water; swamps;
The Northern Waterthrust occasionally winters at the Graeme Swamp. This bird may be affected by loss of habitat with the continual destruction of Mangroves in Barbados and the West Indies.
Statue: Migrant; Winter Resident
- Birds of Barbados by P.A Buckley, Edward Massiah, Maurice B. Hutt, Francine G. Buckle
- Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A.Keith, J. Raffaele
- National Geographic- Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Dunn and Alderfer