Henslow's Sparrow

Ammodramus henslowii
Henslow's Sparrow specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Local summer resident in overgrown fields. Arrives early in April, leaves by October. Nests in old fields from late May to mid-July. The sexes are alike.

Specimen Information

The image above shows a female Henslow's Sparrow, one of two on a forked branch.  The sparrow below this bird in the image is part of the cluster of Saltmarsh/Nelson's Sparrows described separately.
 
The male Henslow's Sparrow is to the left (not shown here), above the female.
Date:  5/3/1884
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  97719
 
This is the description for the female on the same branch, above a Nelson's Sparrow in the exhibit below this pair.
Date:  5/3/1884
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  97720