Fairly common summer resident near water, breeding late May to early August. The head is black in spring and summer adults, but streaked with white or gray in the fall and winter. Young birds are ashy brown above instead of pearly gray as the adults are. Sexes are alike.
This is the record for the adult bird on the left.
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality: Cobbs Island, VA
Catalog ID: 220282
This is the record for the immature bird on the right.
Collected By: Biol Survey/Frederick C Lincoln
Locality: Hains Point, DC
Sex: Female im
Catalog ID: 310606