Common permanent resident; nesting occurs late April to early August in marshes and marshmeadows. The male is black with red “epaulettes”; immatures and females are heavily streaked with brown and tan.
This record may apply to the bird at the top.
Collected By: Wm H Ball
Locality: Eastern Branch, DC
Sex: Male, Immature
Catalog ID: 308941
The bird in front is an adult male.