The American Dipper (Cinclus
mexicanus) is the one Riparian Bird that lives along the water of
the creek. Also called the Water-ouzel, it is a medium sized bird with
a length of 5.75 inches from the tip of its slender bill to its very
short tail. Its body is slate-gray, its head is brown and it has pale
legs. The male and female of the species look very similar. It nests
low to the ground in nests of moss, often behind waterfalls or cascades.
It often feeds underwater on Aquatic_Invertebrates
and sometimes small Fish.