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Dickcissel

Spiza americana ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CARDINALIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • song
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a simple, dry, "dick, dick, ciss, ciss, ciss." Call a dry "chek." Flight call a short, buzzy "fpppt," like a Bronx cheer.

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