Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres
A Ruddy Turnstone specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant April to June and late July to November. Seen on rocky shores and tidal flats. Winter-plumaged birds lack the reddish back of the spring-plumaged ones. Sexes are alike.

Specimen Information

Date:  5/16/1892
Collected By:  Wm Palmer/Edward J Brown
Locality:  Cobbs Island, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  293370