Abundant migrant, wintering in large flocks, from October to May. Seen in open salt and fresh water. Summer plumage is gold, red, and black; winter plumage is gray and white. Sexes are similar.
This record is for the bird on the right (in breeding plumage).
Collected By: Henry Horan
Locality: Potomac River
Catalog ID: 82316
The bird on the left is an adult in winter (non-breeding) plumage.