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Dickcissel

 

Length: 6 - 7 inches Song: dick-dick-dick-cissle in an insect like bzzrrrt
Wingspan: 9 - 11 inches Behavior: solitary and in pairs
Weight: 1.0 ounces Breeding: local east of Appalachians, rare on Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Habitat: grassland, open landscapes Population: only in north
Migration: migratory Feeders:  
Appearance: Males = black bib and yellow breast. Looks like small meadow lark.
Females = smaller than males. No black bib. Duller Chestnut wing patches.
 
Interesting Facts: It is named for it's dick-dick-dick-cissel song.

Compiled by April & Reanne, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos - wikipedia.org, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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