Slideshow: Unique birds of North America by Stan Tekiela

American Dipper
American Dipper building its nest. Photo by Stan Tekiela

“The American Dipper is North America’s only aquatic songbird,” Tekiela notes. “Acting more like a waterbird, it lives next to fast-running mountain streams in western states and northward through British Columbia into Alaska. It sings a melodious song, but it’s best known for diving and dipping into swift, cold, clear-water streams in search of aquatic insects.”

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