Lakes, ponds, streams, wet meadows, marshes, bogs, shallow pools; frequently in wooded regions; often near dead trees or brush (AOU 1983, Pratt et al. 1987). Edges of ponds in taiga (AOU 1983).
AOU. 1983. Check-list of North American birds. 6th ed.American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington D. C.
Pratt, H.D., P.L. Bruner, and D.G. Berrett. 1987. A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. 409 pp. + 45 plates.