Wilson's Phalarope

Phalaropus tricolor
A Wilson's Phalarope specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A rare migrant in May and uncommon migrant August through October. Usually seen on fresh-water ponds. The females are larger than the males and more colorful in breeding plumage.

Specimen Information

Date:  10/2/1930
Collected By:  Wm H Ball
Locality:  Columbia Island, Washington DC
Sex:  Female, Immature
Catalog ID:  317966