Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis
Long-tailed Duck specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and winter resident from November to March. Most often found in Chesapeake Bay and surrounding estuaries. Sexes are different.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a male and the bird in the middle is a female; the sex of the bird on the right is indeterminate, but some records suggest that it might be a male.
One of these records may apply to the bird on the left and perhaps the other to the bird on the right.
Date:  12/21/1923
Collected By:  Brent M Morgan
Locality:  Neabsco, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  277179
Date:  1/29/1930
Collected By:  Capt SW Reeves, USA
Locality:  Fort Washington, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  313801