Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bird #69: Northern Waterthrust

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