Fairly common resident in this area from early April to early November. Breeds on sandy islands in costal bays. The entire top of the head is black in spring adults; the forehead is broadly white in autumn and winter birds. Immature birds have the back somewhat mottled with brownish.
An immature female is at front, left.
Collected By: Wm H Ball & Clarence Cottam
Locality: Hains Point, DC
Catalog ID: 317964
An adult male is behind the female and slightly right; this bird is in breeding plumage.
Collected By: Wm Palmer
Locality: Smith's Island, VA
Catalog ID: 293107