American Tree Sparrow

Spizella arborea
American Tree Sparrow specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Winter visitor of varying abundance; in some years common, in others rare. Usually arrives early in November or late October; departs late in March or early April. Found in fields, along wood margins, and occasionally at suburban feeders. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This exhibit includes three birds; their records follow.
This is the bird at the top.
Date:  6/27/1863
Collected By:  R McFurlane
Locality:  Ft Anderson
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  35804
 
This record is for the bird in the center.
Date:  12/18/1887
Collected By:  CW Richmond
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  122576
 
This record is for the bird at the bottom.
Date:  3/1/1914
Collected By:  Alex Wetmore
Locality:  Arlington, VA
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  236089