Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum
A Grasshopper Sparrow specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident in fields, often heard but difficult to see. Arrives early April, leaves late in October. Nests in June and July. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This exhibit contains two specimens. This record is for the bird on the left, shown above.
Date:  5/11/1881
Collected By:  R Ridgway
Locality:  Fairfax Co, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  83475