Definition of water ouzel in English:

water ouzel


  • another term for dipper
    • ‘A water ouzel flits around the boulder's base, and bolts upstream and around the corner up Slesse Creek.’
    • ‘A pair of water ouzels dipped and darted along the edge of a riffle in front of the car as I watched, then flew across the river when I stepped too close.’
    • ‘The ever-busy water ouzel - a songbird known as the dipper - can also be seen dropping into the cold, clear streams and ‘flying’ underwater in search of aquatic insects.’
    • ‘It also offers some splendid finds for Birders, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.’
    • ‘There were few birds to be seen on this trip, although in the past we have sighted woodpeckers among the trees and water ouzels flying in and out of the mountain stream.’
    • ‘The water ouzel is one of the more unusual birds on the Eastern Sierra.’
    • ‘Wildlife includes wild boars, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.’
    • ‘Elephant ears grow in and around the falls, and water ouzels somehow manage to build their homes behind the fall's tremendous flow of water.’
    • ‘Osprey, bald eagles, hawks, water ouzels, heron, and a variety of songbirds are seen.’
    • ‘We watched water ouzels bob their bodies at the edge of rock pools with little falls.’
    • ‘We will investigate further with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the conservation status and potential presence of the water ouzel.’
    • ‘All afternoon we had been herding water ouzels along the river; they were constantly fluttering on ahead of us, and every single rock near the water's edge was dotted with their poop.’
    • ‘These tiny birds, also known as water ouzels, zoom around over the surface and plunge in and out of the cascading water in search of food.’
    • ‘Once at the overlook, keep your eyes peeled for water ouzels in the creek.’
    • ‘Many birds make their home here including kingfishers, woodpeckers, barred owls, and water ouzels; great blue herons, bald eagles and osprey are often seen.’