Bobolink

Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Bobolink specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Transient in May and mid-August to late September; more common in autumn than in spring. In migration inhabits fields and marshes. The male is black and buff with a white rump; the female is tawny buff, streaked with brown above.

Specimen Information

This record may be for the juvenile on the top right.
Date:  5/17/1888
Collected By:  John R Massie
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  176255
 
The bird on the left is a male, and the bird at the bottom right is a female.