Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea
Blue Grosbeak specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A rare summer resident from early May to mid-September. Nests late May to early August. Found in wood margins and road-sides. The male is bright blue; the female, brown.

Specimen Information

This exhibit includes three birds.  Both birds at the top are males with a female below.
 
This is the record for the male on the right.  
Date:  Spring 1878
Collected By:  R Ridgway/H Marshall
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  83736
 
The female is at the bottom; this is the record for that bird.
Date:  1850
Collected By:  D Porter USN
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  12483