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Alternative name: Water Ouzel
L. 7-8 1/2" (18-22 cm)
There are 4 subspecies:
The American Dipper is most often seen in clear, fastrunning mountain streams.
When standing on a rock in or near the stream, they often "bob" up and down.
Nest is large but normally well hidden
Food mainly consist of invertebrates living in streams. Dippers often disappear under the surface searching for food.
Song: A loud, bubbling song that carries over the noise of rapids.
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