Dickcissel

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Dickcissel

Spiza americana
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Cardinalidae
Basic Description

A sparrow-like bird of the prairie grasslands of the United States, the Dickcissel congregates in huge flocks in migration and on its tropical grassland wintering grounds. The breeding male is colored like a tiny meadowlark, with a black "V" on a yellow chest.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Arrocero (Spanish)
  • Dickcissel d'Amérique (French)
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