A rare summer resident from early May to mid-September. Nests late May to early August. Found in wood margins and road-sides. The male is bright blue; the female, brown.
This exhibit includes three birds. Both birds at the top are males with a female below.
This is the record for the male on the right.
Date: Spring 1878
Collected By: R Ridgway/H Marshall
Locality: Laurel, MD
Catalog ID: 83736
The female is at the bottom; this is the record for that bird.
Collected By: D Porter USN
Locality: Washington, DC
Catalog ID: 12483