The dark gray American dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) bobs beside streams and rivers. Also called the water ouzel, the dipper dives into the water and swims in search of aquatic insects. Thick downy feathers made waterproof with oil from a preen gland enable this bird to thrive in cold waters.
Songbirds and Woodpeckers
Passerine and near passerine species comprise the majority of bird species in Yellowstone.
Kingery, H.E. and M.F. Willson. American dipper. The Birds of North America Online. https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/amedip/introduction
Last updated: July 17, 2018