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    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 Americano (Spanish)
    • Dickcissel d'Amérique (French)
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