A common breeder and migrant found mostly in brackish tidal marshes. Arrives March through May, nests from late April to late August, leaves August through October. Sexes are similar.
This specimen information applies to the bird on the left.
Date: Sept 1863
Collected By: R Ridgway/E Coues
Locality: District of Columbia
Catalog ID: 84676
This record corresponds to the bird in the center.
Collected By: FE Wheeler
Locality: Benning Marsh, DC
Catalog ID: 236635
This record likely represents the bird on the right.
Collected By: Edward J Brown/W Norman
Locality: Washington, DC
Catalog ID: 220409