Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris
Horned Lark specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Irregular summer resident, nesting from March to July. Common transient and wintering bird from September through March, Usually seen in agricultural fields and pastures, and on sandy beaches. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This exhibit includes three birds; two are identified here.
The immature male described below is on the left in the exhibit but is not included above.
Date:  2/3/1918
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Rosslyn, Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Male, Immature
Catalog ID:  254046
The bird on the right in the image above and in the exhibit is a mature male.
Date:  3/29/1891
Collected By:  John R Massie /R Ridgway
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  177103