Dickcissel

(Spiza americana)

Conservation Status
Dickcissel
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

6 to 7 in length

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Abandoned fields, weedy meadows, croplands, grasslands, grassy roadsides

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Irruptive, abundant to rare migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Cardinalidae (cardinals and allies)  
 

Genus

Spiza (dickcissels)  
       
 

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Other Videos
 
  Dickcissel Singing
Janelle Streed
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 24, 2012

A male Dickcissel or Spiza americana singing his heart out for a female

   
       
  Dickcissel
Janelle Streed
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 24, 2012

A lone, male Dickcissel or Spiza americana singing on a telephone line 06-20-12

   
       
  Dickcissel
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 22, 2010

This video portrait is constructed from clips gathered in early May of 2010 at the Bradford Farm Experimental Farm near Columbia, Missouri. Dickcissels were everywhere, literally dripping off the

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  Dickcissel at Spring Green Preserve
Mike McDowell
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 17, 2009

Dickcissel singing at Spring Green Preserve in June.

   
       
  Dickcissel 6-11-08
The Basicbill Channel
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 11, 2008

Taken at the Dick Young Nelson Lake Forest Preserve Prairie area west of Batavia, IL

   
       

 

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