This bird confused me. It was -in my opinion- so different from the first waterthrush on the same place that I thought this was a Northern W. And so started the discussion with Greg Baker. My argument: it lacks the buff wash on the flanks, thinking that that was characteristic for Louisiana's. But on the other :it has the pink legs of Louisiana´s and it does not have the heavily streaking on breast going till the throat, that is characteristic for Nortehrn.
Most people associate the Caribbean with palm-fringed sandy beaches, cricket and rum. Mention the West Indies to birders and they think todies and tremblers, among a remarkable array of c. 190 endemic species. Furthermore, no fewer than six families are confined to the region, and another (spindalises) virtually so. The region also receives many vagrants from both North and South America, and even transatlantic arrivals from Europe.
CitationWim ten Have, IBC1568079. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1568079.
Wim ten Have, IBC1568079. Video of Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla at Las Terrazas, Cuba. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1568079.
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